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Two CPD officers acquitted in alleged crash cover-up

Sgt. Richard Sulfsted, 2010. (FOX19 NOW File) Sgt. Richard Sulfsted, 2010. (FOX19 NOW File)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Two Cincinnati police officers who were accused of covering up a car crash that involved a fellow officer, were acquitted Wednesday. 

Jason Cotterman and Richard Sulfsted were accused of pulling Sergeant Andrew Mitchell from a crash on McMicken Avenue in the West End last march, then covering it up rather than citing him. 

Cincinnati police's internal affairs unit initially investigated the incident for months. The probe led to all three officers being stripped of their police powers, guns and badges.

They were placed on paid desk duty pending the outcome of the cases.

Mitchell was charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain reasonable control of a motor vehicle and a seat belt violation.

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