Former officer sentenced for beating handcuffed man
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former police officer in Alabama has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for beating a handcuffed man in 2014.
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Alex Huntley, a former police lieutenant in Tuskegee. The sentence also includes three years of supervised release.
Federal prosecutors said Huntley used pepper spray on and then punched and kicked the handcuffed man after the man was brought to the police station. Prosecutors said in a statement that a police recruit was “so horrified” that he recorded audio of the assault on his cellphone.
A jury in June convicted Huntley of violating an individual’s civil rights resulting in bodily injury.