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NEW INFORMATION: Former Crestview police major's trial gets underway

CRESTVIEW   --  A former Crestview police officer's employment records were the main focus during his racketeering trial today.

Joseph Floyd is accused of using excessive force, intimidating fellow police officers and soliciting sex for benefits.
He and former Police Chief Brian Mitchell were fired last year.
They were friends who worked together in another police department in Florida..
The state attorney says mitchell falsified documents in the hiring of Floyd.
Today several people testified that when issues with Floyds paperwork were brought up Mitchell told them he was handling it.
Mitchell is facing charges of official misconduct as a result.