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Former Alabama police officer faces charges for allegedly holding rope around prisoner’s neck

A former police officer in Alabama is now facing charges for assault, according to authorities who say he assaulted a man being held in jail, holding a rope around his neck and strangling him.

The officer, Gary Davis, was indicted by a grand jury on Friday. Davis was a Creola police officer, according to WKRG-TV. Mobile Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood told the television station that the alleged assault happened at the Creola jail on April 21. According to reports, Police Chief Frank Hammond was notified of the alleged assault, and subsequently notified the State Bureau of Investigation. Once the investigation was complete, a disciplinary hearing was held last Monday and Davis was fired.

Hammond had several things to say on the matter, condemning the actions of Davis in an interview with WPMI-TV. Hammond says, “We don’t tolerate officers that don’t do the right thing. They have to treat people like they like to be treated. We are here to protect and serve.” Hammond continued, adding that the prisoner and alleged victim was released from prison on bond.

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