- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A jury has acquitted a fired Milwaukee police detective who was accused of unlawfully beating a handcuffed suspect during a 2013 interrogation.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1A5eTCO ) that Rodolfo Gomez Jr. was found not guilty on Friday of felony charges of misconduct in public office and abuse of a prisoner.

The 48-year-old Gomez was charged after video showed him punching and kicking a man during an August 2013 interview at police headquarters. Gomez was fired from the department.

The trial featured testimony from several police officers, as well as experts who offered different opinions on whether Gomez’s use of force was justified.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com


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