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UPDATE: Fired Milwaukee police officer is fined $2,000

UPDATE: A fired Milwaukee police officer who was convicted of slamming a suspect

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UPDATED Friday, May 9, 2014 --- 12:56 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A fired Milwaukee police officer who was convicted of slamming a suspect's head against a wall has been fined $2,000.

A jury found 49-year-old Rodney R. Lloyd guilty of misconduct in public office. He faced up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine at Friday's sentencing.

Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro stayed a 45-day jail sentence. That means Lloyd would only serve the time if he fails to pay the fine or complete 250 hours of community service.

Defense attorney Steven Kohn says the sentence was reasonable, although he and Lloyd disagree with the jury's verdict. Kohn says they're considering whether to appeal.

Lloyd arrested a man on a domestic-violence complaint last year. Prosecutors say Lloyd slammed the man's head into a concrete wall when he was being verbally abusive.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 --- 6:28 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A fired Milwaukee police officer is due to be sentenced after he was convicted of slamming a suspect's head against a wall during an arrest.

A jury found 49-year-old Rodney R. Lloyd guilty of misconduct in public office. He was acquitted of a separate charge of abusing a prisoner.

He's scheduled to be sentenced Friday morning. He faces a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.

His defense attorney, Steven Kohn, declined to comment before the hearing.

Lloyd had arrested a man on a domestic-violence complaint last year and brought him to a police station. The criminal complaint says the man was taken into the booking room, where Lloyd slammed his head into a concrete wall.

Lloyd was fired after the incident. He's appealing that decision.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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