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Federal grand jury indicts Cortnee Brantley

TAMPA — A federal grand jury indicted Cortnee Brantley on a misprision of a felony charge Wednesday.

Brantley had been arrested on the charge by federal authorities after a man accused of killing two police officers surrendered..

Authorities say Brantley, 22, concealed the fact that Dontae Morris, the accused triggerman in the June 29 police shooting, was a felon in possession of a firearm.

Morris has been charged in the officers' deaths and remains in jail. Brantley is under house arrest while awaiting trial.

Court documents also state that a federal judge asked to be taken off the case. Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson requested a reassignment because his daughter is a corporal with the Tampa Police Department.

The case was handed to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Pizzo.

Federal grand jury indicts Cortnee Brantley 07/22/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 14, 2010 5:15pm]
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