NYPD officer found guilty in Brooklyn stomping incident

An NYPD officer was found guilty of third-degree assault Friday for stomping on the head of a man in police custody in July 2014. Officer

Edouard faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, or a minimum of conditional discharge. The sentencing is scheduled for June 10.

Edouard faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, or a minimum of conditional discharge. The sentencing is scheduled for June 10. (4/29/16)

BROOKLYN - An NYPD officer was found guilty of third-degree assault Friday for stomping on the head of a man in police custody in July 2014.

Officer Joel Edouard learned his fate in Brooklyn Supreme Court, where a judge said his actions were unnecessary to combat 32-year-old Jahmiel Cuffee.

Edouard faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison, or a minimum of conditional discharge. The sentencing is scheduled for June 10.

The 37-year-old officer's actions were deemed overly aggressive. Video showed Cuffee was on his stomach and subdued when Edouard delivered a "sudden, gratuitous kick," in the words of the judge.

Edouard's defense attorney Anthony Ricco hoped that his client could be able to keep his job with the NYPD, despite the charges.

The NYPD says Edouard is currently suspended without pay.

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