Florida officers sentenced in man’s beating after car chase

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers have been sentenced to house arrest in the beating of a man after a high-speed car chase.

<a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/crime–law/boynton-cop-gets-house-arrest-probation-for-2014-beating/hku6xXIpSEcLtCbZLFxQNP/”>The Palm Beach Post</a> reports Boynton Beach police officer Michael Brown and Sgt. Philip Antico were each sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation, including six months on house arrest. Brown was convicted last year of deprivation of civil rights, and Antico of obstruction of justice.

Authorities say then-19-year-old Jeffrey Braswell was a passenger in a car that struck one officer and led others on a 20-mile (32-kilometer) chase in 2014. A sheriff’s helicopter captured video of Brown and other officers kicking Braswell, the driver and another passenger. Authorities say Antico lied to cover for the officers during an excessive force probe.

A jury cleared two other ex-officers of wrongdoing.

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Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.pbpost.com”>http://www.pbpost.com</a>

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