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A New Orleans police officer was given a 10-day suspended sentence on Wednesday in connection with the beating of a Hispanic man and that he and another officer allegedly called in a fake American.”
Spencer Sutton, 25, was originally charged with battery, but pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace. In addition to the suspended sentence, Salem has agreed to pay beating victim, Jorge Gómez, with the total of $5,000.
The other officer, in the case of John Galman, 27, received a 30-day jail sentence and one year of probation after pleading guilty to the crime of battery, in the month of February.
At this end of 2018 picture, New Orleans Police Department Officers, John Galman, the second on the left, and Spencer Sutton, right, arrive at the New Orleans Municipal Court for a bail hearing with their lawyers. (Matthew Hinton/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, via AP)
Orleans Parish district Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, said, “the charges, which she pleaded guilty, and were motivated and supported by the facts as presented to us by an independent, impartial witness,” and that there was no special attention was paid to the defendants.
The officers were off duty when they fought with Gomez outside a bar on July 24, 2018, and, it was said that blacks have made. They had been on the police force for less than one year at the time
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Gomez, who was born in Honduras and was an Army veteran, and was wearing military camouflage, at the time of the battle. Galman were interviewed Gomez about his time in the army, said that he was “stealing valor” by wearing the outfit, according to police.
Galman, and served in the Marines between 2010 and 2015, according to the police application, paperwork, Nola.com have been reported.
The two officers have been fired after their arrests, the website reported.
This 2018 is the beating of the victim, Jorge Gomez. (Matthew Hinton/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate, via AP)
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Gomez has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, and the two of them are ex-military officers. The suit said, lots of places to go and Galman “spewed out a vicious, racist, and nativist epithets” at him, and told him to go back to the place where he came from.”
“And the NOPD in general, it does not respond to pending litigation, the members of the department are expected to comply with the law, at all times, and adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct, whether on or off duty,” a police news release said, in response to the lawsuit.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.