By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced former Stevenson, Alabama, Police Chief Daniel Winters to more than two years in prison for beating a suspect under arrest and for standing by while another person beat the same man.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama says U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala on Tuesday sentenced the 56-year-old Winters to 27 months in prison and ordered him to pay $12,970 in restitution on two counts of violating an individual’s civil rights.

Winters is scheduled to report to prison March 7.

Winters was found guilty in July of physically assaulting David Fulmer in March 2015 and failing to stop another officer from using unreasonable force. The indictment says the victim suffered bodily injuries while being arrested in connection with a burglary.

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