Former Monroe Police Department Officer Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Charge for Using Excessive Force
SHREVEPORT, La. - Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division announced that a federal grand jury in Shreveport, Louisiana, has returned an indictment charging three officers with the Shreveport Police Department, Treveion Brooks, 26, William Isenhour, 25, and D’Andre Jackson, 25, with assaulting two arrestees in Shreveport.
The indictment alleges that on or about January 24, 2020, Brooks, while acting in his official capacity as an officer of the Shreveport Police Department, used unjustified force against an arrestee, identified only in the indictment as D.R., by punching him about the face and body, resulting in bodily injury.
The indictment further alleges that on that same date, Jackson and Isenhour, while acting in their official capacity as officers of the Shreveport Police Department, and while aiding and abetting each other, used unjustified force against another individual identified in the indictment as C.B., by punching him about the face and body, resulting in bodily injury.
Each of the defendants made their initial appearance in United States District Court today and are scheduled to be arraigned November 4, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. before United States Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby.
The civil rights charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment for the deprivation of rights offense.
An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The FBI is investigating the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mary J. Mudrick and Cadesby B. Cooper of the Western District of Louisiana and Civil Rights Division Trial Attorney Anita Channapati are prosecuting the case.
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