Kirk Keener was charged with deprivation of rights under color of law after he left Brian Torres in a holding cell for four days, during which he nearly died. Kirk said that he had asked another agent to hold Brian because his name matched a suspect in another case, but then he got pulled onto another case and forgot about him. The lawyers attempted to make a deal for a $10,000 fine and no jail time, but it involved Kirk admitting fault, which he refused to do, as he said it was merely an accident. The case went to trial and part of the evidence against him was the video of Brian in the cell. The jury returned a not guilty verdict to Kirk's relief.
He was a DEA Agent until he was fired due to the controversy around Brian Torres being held in a cell for four days.
Notes and TriviaEdit
- He previously testified against clients of Jill Carlan five times.