A federal grand jury has indicted John D. Hudson, a former Kansas City, Kan., police officer, on charges of threatening bodily injury to Police Chief Rick Armstrong and others.
According to the indictment, Hudson used language that certain persons in the police department were "black rats" who would be eliminated. He alleged these persons gave information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about possible civil rights violations.
The indictment alleged that Hudson said he would "start taking them out one by one," referring to some police officials.
These alleged threats were said to have been made in February 2012 and March of this year, according to the indictment.
There are no allegations that any actions were taken; the indictment just refers to words.
Hudson’s initial appearance is at 11:45 a.m. Friday before Magistrate Judge Waxse, in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.