Ex-Mississippi cop admits he forced arrestee to lick urine off cell floor

Published 4:31 pm Thursday, March 14, 2024

A former Mississippi police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of acting under color of law to deprive a person of his civil rights.

According to court documents and information presented in court, Michael Christian Green, 26, while on duty as a certified law enforcement officer with the Pearl Police Department, forced an arrestee in custody to lick urine from the floor of a holding cell within the police department.

Green pleaded guilty to Deprivation of Civil Rights Under Color of Law in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 242.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 12, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison.

A federal magistrate judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Acting Special Agent in Charge Maher Dimachkie of the FBI’s Jackson Field Office made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the Jackson Division of the FBI.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Goff is prosecuting the case.