Louisville Metro Police Officer Cory Evans faces one rely of deprivation of rights, in response to the charging doc filed Wednesday by the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky.
A conviction on the cost carries a penalty of as much as 10 years in jail and financial fines.
The arrest occurred both on or round May 31, 2020, the doc stated. Evans is alleged to have struck the person in the again of the head with a riot stick whereas the person, kneeling with fingers in the air, was surrendering for arrest, which resulted in bodily damage, in response to the doc. The person was solely recognized in court docket paperwork as “M.C.,” and no particulars got about their accidents.
CNN has reached out to Evans’ legal professional for remark. CNN has additionally requested remark from the Louisville Metro Police Department.
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