A former Louisiana police officer indicted for an alleged 2019 assault of a man under arrest
April 30, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A former Louisiana police officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly punching, pistol-whipping and kicking a man who was under arrest.
Dylan Hudson of the Shreveport Police Department was arresting a man in Caddo Parish in August 2019, according to a statement from the US Department of Justice, when he allegedly used unreasonable force against the arrestee.
Hudson has been charged with "willfully depriving an individual of his right to be free from the use of unreasonable force during an arrest," according to the statement, which alleges the assault involved dangerous weapons, , including a pistol and Taser, and caused injury to the man arrested.
Hudson was fired from Shreveport Police after initially being placed on administrative leave, according to CNN affiliate KSLA.
Hudson was later arrested on a state charge of malfeasance regarding the same alleged assault and pleaded not guilty, according to CNN affiliate KTBS, and the result of that case is pending.