Police sentenced for beating detainee

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FOUR Palma Local Police officers have been sentenced for beating a detainee in his cell.
The events took place in May 2011 and there was a video from a security camera showing how one of the officers hit and kicked the man in the head while he was handcuffed while the other three did nothing to prevent it.
When one of the officers noticed the camera, he turned it away from them.
The victim reported the attack and the Provincial court has now sentenced the officer who beat him to 18 months in prison. He has been banned from the Local Police force for three years and will have to pay a fine of €60 plus €4,480 to the victim for the injuries and moral damage he caused.
The other three have been sentenced to a year each in prison, and banned from the Local Police for between two and three years.
The sentence may be appealed in the Supreme Court.

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