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Former officer pleads guilty in unreasonable force case


November 17, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma correctional officer has pleaded guilty to using unreasonable force on an inmate during a 2014 incident at a jail in El Reno.

Jason Barber, 41, entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Oklahoma City, The Oklahoman newspaper reported.

Barber was accused of hitting pretrial detainee Lloyd Wayne Tillman during a disciplinary hearing in December 2014.

"Our prisons and jails are very dangerous places. ... And sometimes people that work there don't get enough support," defense attorney Michael Johnson said. "Sometimes incidents occur and this was just...

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