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Ex-Louisiana police officer enters plea in alleged beating

Members of the Virginia Senate vote to eliminate the mandatory minimum sentence for assaulting a police officer.
Members of the Virginia Senate vote to eliminate the mandatory minimum sentence for assaulting a police officer.(WDBJ7)
Published: Sep. 12, 2020 at 11:46 AM CDT
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OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana police officer charged with malfeasance in the alleged beating last year of a young man at a hospital has entered a plea in the case.

KATC-TV reports Tyron Andrepont, a former sergeant with the Opelousas Police Department, appeared Thursday for his arraignment before state District Judge Gerard Caswell. The station reports Andrepont waived his right to a formal reading of the charges and entered a plea of not guilty to five counts of malfeasance in office.

He’s free on bond following his arrest in June for allegedly using excessive force against a man being treated at a hospital in October 2019. Andrepont’s next hearing is set for Dec. 21.

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