- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A former DeKalb County police sergeant has been found guilty of ordering the beatings of several teenage suspects.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (https://on-ajc.com/24umwlU ) that Anthony R. Robinson was found guilty Friday. The 49-year-old Robinson convicted of felony violation of oath of office, simple assault and simple battery.

Robinson’s sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday. The case against Robinson stems from a 2011 incident at police headquarters involving former officers Blake Norwood and Arthur Parker.

Both pleaded guilty last month to lesser charges.

DeKalb Assistant District Attorney Buffy Thomas says Robinson ordered Norwood and Parker to “beat up” 18-year-old Travarrius Williams, who was in custody for a suspected burglary.

Norwood told prosecutors that he and Parker were order by Robinson to handcuff and beat three teens that were suspected of car theft in 2010.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com

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