Fired Milwaukee police officer convicted after handling man roughly
By Associated Press
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MILWAUKEE (AP) - A fired Milwaukee police officer has been convicted after a police video showed him slamming a suspect's head against a wall during an arrest last year.A jury found 49-year-old Rodney R. Lloyd guilty Thursday of misconduct in public office. He was acquitted of a separate charge of abusing a prisoner.Lloyd had arrested a man on a domestic-violence complaint last June and brought him to a police station. The criminal complaint says the man was taken into the booking room, where Lloyd slammed his head into a concrete wall.His defense attorney, Steve Kohn, declined to comment after the hearing.Lloyd faces a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine when he's sentenced May 9.Lloyd was fired after the incident. He's appealing that decision.
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