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Louisiana officer accused of knocking out handcuffed man

3 months 6 days 11 hours ago Wednesday, April 10 2019 Apr 10, 2019 April 10, 2019 9:00 AM April 10, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: The Town Talk

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A police officer in Louisiana is accused of putting a handcuffed man in a headlock and tossing him to the floor, where he appeared to be knocked unconscious.

The Town Talk reports 25-year-old Alexandria police Officer Devn Alan Cates is charged with second-degree battery and malfeasance in office. Chief Jerrod King says an investigation into the March arrest is ongoing.

A city release says Cates accused a man of possessing Ecstasy and took him to jail, where the man refused to follow instructions to sit down. It says Cates then put the man in a headlock and threw him down.

It says the man was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released. Cates was arrested last week and posted bail.

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