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The FBI has opened an investigation into MPD Officers Anthony McGee, Lonnie Moses Jr., Efrain Soto, and Homer Littlejohn. The four were profiled in a Washington City Paper cover story (“Rough Justice,” 1/7), which detailed allegations of excessive force, harassment, and perjury about the officers. According to D.C. Superior Court records, in early February the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office “opened a preliminary investigation into the allegations contained in the City Paper article.” Though officials with the MPD, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the FBI say they can neither confirm nor deny that there is an investigation, three alleged victims of the officers confirm that they have been interviewed by the FBI. John Makins, who beat a drug charge after claiming that McGee and Littlejohn had planted drugs on him in 1995, says he eagerly spoke to the federal agents. “Put them in jail,” Makins says. “I will stand on McGee’s toes and tell him dead in the face that he’s lying.” —Jason Cherkis

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