GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) — A former police officer in central Colorado has been given a probationary sentence after pleading guilty to assaulting a man he arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Jon Geiger pleaded guilty July 10 to misdemeanor harassment for the October 2016 assault on a Georgetown man he arrested.READ MORE: Glenwood Canyon Mudslides Cancel Amtrak's California Zephyr Train Through Colorado Rockies
Court records say Geiger was completing paperwork when the victim entered an unlocked holding cell and began banging the door open and shut. Jail cameras showed Geiger forcibly removed the man from the holding cell and placed him in a wrist lock against the wall.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Become More Numerous Monday And Tuesday
Judge Cynthia Jones gave Geiger a 60-day suspended jail sentence and placed him on probation for a year. She said the conviction meets a prosecution goal that Geiger no longer be able to work as a peace officer in Colorado.MORE NEWS: Highway 125 In Grand County Closed For Mudslide
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