Ex-Louisiana officer pleads guilty in excessive force case

Ex-Louisiana officer pleads guilty

MONROE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former north Louisiana police officer pleaded guilty Friday to kicking a man in the face as he lay on the ground with his hands behind his back during an arrest in 2020.

U.S. Attorney Brandon Brown’s office, in a news release, said 44-year-old Jared Desadier, of Monroe, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote to a charge of deprivation of rights under color of law.

Desadier was a Monroe Police officer

At the time of the incident, Desadier was an officer with the Monroe Police Department.

Ex-Louisiana officer pleads guilty

Desadier admitted that the assault was without justification. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Nov. 21.