Ex-cop sentenced to 6 1/2 years for kicking suspect in face

Ex-cop sentenced kicking suspect face

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A former north Louisiana police officer has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.

The U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday that a federal judge in Shreveport sentenced 44-year-old Jared Preston Desadier to 78 months detention.

Desadier pleaded guilty

Desadier pleaded guilty in July. He admitted to kicking a suspect in the face as the man was lying on the ground with his hands behind his back.

Ex-cop sentenced kicking suspect  face

The incident happened in April 2020, when Desadier was a Monroe police officer.