Ex-W. Va. police officer sentenced for excessive force

A former West Virginia police officer has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for...
A former West Virginia police officer has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for violating the civil rights of a person under arrest by using excessive force.(WAFF)
Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 11:18 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - A former West Virginia police officer has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for violating the civil rights of a person under arrest by using excessive force.

Everett Maynard was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charleston.

Maynard was a police officer with the Logan Police Department at the time of the assault.

Prosecutors say the person who was under arrest was rendered unconscious and suffered a broken shoulder, a broken nose and a cut to his head that required staples to close.

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