DETROIT – A Detroit police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery within the beating of a unadorned, unarmed and mentally ailing lady inside an emergency room triage unit.
Jurors in Wayne County delivered the responsible verdict Tuesday towards 47-year-old Dewayne Jones. Jones additionally was charged late final 12 months with felony misconduct, however that was dismissed .
Video of the incident posted in August on WJBK-TV’s web site reveals the 29-year-old lady being punched a couple of dozen instances at Detroit Receiving Hospital as one other officer and hospital safety restrained her. Witnesses testified that the girl spat at Jones, shouted profanities at hospital workers and bit an officer.
Jones was suspended, however later reinstated at a decrease rank. He may obtain as much as 93 days in jail at his Might 1 sentencing.