LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department launched body video camera video footage of a former officer who pleaded guilty to attacking a handcuffed woman in his custody.
Previous officer Richard Scavone pleaded guilty Thursday to excessive usage of force inning accordance with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.
Scavone, 50, confessed in a plea contract that on Jan. 6, 2015, he saw the female talking on the phone and holding a cup of coffee. He informed her to “move along,” and she told him she was waiting on somebody and tossed her coffee cup. He then got out of his vehicle and approached her with a Taser in his hand.
He likewise confessed while she was handcuffed, he shoved her to the ground, grabbed her around the neck and threw her to the ground, slapped her in the forehead and knocked her face onto the hood of his police car two times and knocked her into the door of his patrol car, inning accordance with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace.
Scavone said he understood exactly what he did wasn’t warranted and was against the law.
He deals with an optimal sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $100,000. His sentencing is set up for Jan. 11, 2018.
“The United States Lawyer’s Workplace is devoted to securing the civil rights of all Nevada residents, no matter their backgrounds,” Acting U.S. Lawyer Steven Myhre stated. “The offender took an oath to serve and safeguard with honor and integrity. Misbehavior such as this will not be endured and those who break the law will be held accountable for their actions.”
“As Mr. Scavone understood today, nobody is above the law,” Unique Representative in Charge Aaron Rouse said. “Law enforcement takes an oath to safeguard and serve our communities. We are, and rightfully should be, held to a greater standard. Every day, the vast majority of police officers in our neighborhood support that requirement under tough, harmful conditions. However, when law enforcement breaks that vow, they will be held liable.”
After conducting its own examination, LVMPD fired Scavone.
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