Illinois trooper’s improper strip search trial delayed

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois prosecutor says the trial of a white state trooper accused of an improper strip search of a black motorist has been postponed after recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s police shooting death.

Thirty-three-year-old Corey Alberson is charged with felony aggravated battery for allegedly making “physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature” by pulling down the pants of Anthony D. Campbell during an East St. Louis traffic stop in April 2014. Campbell wasn’t charged with any traffic violations.

Alberson, who is suspended without pay, has pleaded not guilty.

His trial was scheduled to begin Thursday. But St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the case has been reset for early September “in light of the anniversary events in Ferguson.”

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER

The Associated Press

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