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Hearing rescheduled for former Monroe PD officer accused of excessive force

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 4:19 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A hearing for a former Monroe officer accused in an excessive force complaint has been rescheduled.

Jared Desadier was in court on Thursday, Oct. 15, following charges of malfeasance in office and second-degree battery. The charges stem from an April 2020 encounter with Timothy Williams.

During his arraignment at the end of August, Desadier pleaded not guilty to the charges and his hearing was Thursday morning. According to 4th Judicial District Attorney Steve Tew, the hearing will continue on Dec. 3. Tew said this was normal for felony cases and it will allow time for the exchange of more information.

The DA’s office also shared the case file for the alleged excessive force complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Meanwhile, Williams, the alleged victim in this case, was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant for failing to appear in court for an aggravated assault charge dating back to March 14.

Williams filed an excessive force complaint in June after he says several Monroe police officers kicked and punched him while under arrest. The Monroe Police Department arrested Desadier on July 25.

Desadier handed in his resignation shortly after being charged.

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