In the Pennsylvania town of Shenandoah, four police officers, including the town’s police chief, have resigned. Earlier this month, the police chief and two of the officers were indicted on charges that they orchestrated a cover-up of the fatal beating of Luis Ramirez, a Mexican immigrant.
Ramirez died after a fight with a group of teenagers in Shenandoah. Earlier this month, the Justice Department indicted two of the teenagers on federal hate crimes charges.
The police officers and the police chief are accused of several acts, including writing false reports after hearing information implicating the teenage attackers.
One of the accused officers was dating the mother of one of the teen suspects, while another officer’s son was a high school football teammate of all those involved.