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Las Vegas Police Officer Found Guilty of Physically Abusing Handcuffed Suspect

by Derek Gilna

 Former Las Vegas police officer Richard Scavone pleaded guilty in October of 2017, in federal court, of assaulting a handcuffed female suspect.  The guilty plea sets the stage for his future sentencing, when he will face a possible penalty of one year in jail and a $100,000 fine on one count of a deprivation of rights when he is scheduled to be sentenced in January of 2018.

According to the Department of Justice, "on January 6, 2015, Scavone... was accompanied in his patrol car by a (Las Vegas) jail corrections officer on a ride-along. At approximately 5:00 am.," he stopped the victim, told her to "move along," and when she responded that she was waiting for someone, he "exited his patrol car and approached (her) with a Taser in hand."

"While (she) was handcuffed, he "shoved (her to the ground; struck her in the forehead with an open palm; grabbed her by the head and slammed her face onto the hood of his patrol vehicle' grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face onto the hood of his patrol vehicle a second time' and slammed (her) into the door of his patrol vehicle."

All of these horrendous actions were recorded by Scavone's body camera. According to U.S. Attorney Myrhe said, " Misconduct such as this will not be tolerated and those who break the law will be held accountable for their actions. "

Source: http://the freethoughtproject.com; http://lasvegassun.com.

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