A jury awarded $239,000 Friday to a former Baton Rouge resident who claims he suffered a ruptured bladder in 2007 when a then-city police officer, who is now in federal prison, allegedly kicked him while handcuffed at a Highland Road police substation.

From the date of the incident in 2007 up and to the time the civil trial concluded, nearly 5 years later, the officer, now in federal prison… got a five year suspension of sentence and remained employed by the police department!

Am I the only one that finds this totally unacceptable?


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