The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a police body cam video on Sept. 30 that shows former Officer Richard Scavone assaulting a handcuffed female suspect in January 2015.
On Sept.29, Scavone pleaded guilty to assaulting the woman whom he took into custody for talking on a phone and holding a cup of coffee.
Scavone told the woman to “move along,” and the woman told Scavone that she was waiting on someone and tossed her cup of coffee to the ground, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Scavone admitted that he handcuffed the woman, “shoved her to the ground; grabbed her around the neck with his hand and threw her to the ground; struck her in the forehead with an open palm; grabbed her by the head and slammed her face onto the hood of his patrol vehicle; grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face onto the hood of his patrol vehicle a second time; and slammed her into the door of his patrol vehicle,” notes the U.S. Department of Justice.
Scavone admitted that he knew his actions were against the law. He faces up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
(Source: U.S.Department of Justice)