Alabama DEPUTY RECEIVES Prison SENTENCED for ASSAULTING Detainee, Causing Severe Injuries

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MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama announced that a former Alabama sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to prison after being found guilty of beating a detained individual in the head and suffering many injuries.

According to the attorney’s office, Blake Hicks, 33, was sentenced to 29 months in prison and three years of supervised release for violating an arrestee’s civil rights.

According to court papers and testimonies made during his trial, Hicks used “unreasonable force” against the person being detained. According to WRBL, Hicks punched and kicked the person in the head while they were shackled and lying on the ground, incapacitated.

Following the event, the arrestee sustained a broken cheekbone, concussion, and lacerations.

The case was investigated by the FBI Mobile Field Office, and it was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Laura-Kate Berstein, Special Litigation Counsel Michael J. Songer from the Civil Rights Division, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Counts from the Middle District of Alabama.


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