Police Officer Accused of Civil Rights Violation

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM EDT

CITY OF TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) -- A local police officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law after being arraigned on federal charges last week.

Captain James Litz of the City of Tonawanda Police Department has been arraigned on a Federal Civil Rights violation.

Litz has been accused of what's described as striking, assaulting, and causing injury to a person during an incident that happened in June of 2003.