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Former Metro Officer Sentenced For Excessive Force

A former Metro officer is going to jail after being convicted of using excessive force during an arrest.

Richard Scavone handcuffed a woman on suspicion of prostitution back in January 2015.

He was later charged with violating her civil rights during the arrest, and with providing false reports of the arrest in order to head off any potential investigations from authorities.

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In September, Scavone pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in connection with the event.

He was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail, along with a $20,000 fine.

He will also be forced to be under supervised release for a year after leaving jail, and to carry out 300 hours of community service.

Scavone also will no longer be able to seek employment or serve as a police officer.