Police Abuse

Excessive Force Leads to Officer's 30-Day Suspension

Thirty days? Oooh ... harsh.


A police officer is suspended more than a year after being accused of using excessive force during an arrest that was caught on camera.

According to a letter from the chief of police, Lt. David Hudson is suspended for 30 days without pay for the "type and degree of force" used during the 2011 arrest of Chris Erwin.  The letter describes Lt. Hudson's actions as the type that "exceeded the force which was reasonable and necessary."