U.S. District Judge Matthew Beaverstock

Ex-Cop Avoids Federal Lockup, Faces State Charges in Beating

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge in Alabama has given five years of probation to a white ex-policeman who admitted trying to obstruct investigators looking into charges that he beat a Black driver who had gotten into an argument with his wife. Former Selma police officer Matthew Blaine Till pleaded guilty in September to three counts of obstructing justice….