By Steve Neavling
A former Louisiana police officer who used excessive force on a woman in 2012 has pleaded guilty to violating her civil rights and lying to the FBI.
Homer Police Department Officer Willie Fred Knowles was accused of pushing the woman to the floor and striking her face and body, the Guardian reports.
When questioned by the FBI, the officer falsely claimed the woman pounced on him and that he never struck her.
Authorities said Knowles also used his taser against two people in 2012 “without justification.”
He faces five year in prison when sentenced.
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