The Justice Department and U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that the former Mamou, LA, Police Chief Gregory W. Dupuis was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, and former Mamou Police Officer and Chief Robert McGee pleaded guilty to one count of the deprivation of rights under color of law, both for their roles in a series of incidents in which they deployed TASERs on non-resistant inmates at the Mamou Jail.

Dupuis’ sentencing and McGee’s plea are the result of a federal investigation into the illegal use of excessive force upon inmates at the jail.

Dupuis, 57, of Mamou, pleaded guilty to one count of violation of an individual’s civil rights on April 13 and was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court, the Advertiser reports.

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