Former Selmer cop pleads guilty to assaulting handcuffed man

Nov. 7– Christopher Eugene Reynolds, 39, a former police officer of the Selmer Police Department (SPD), pleaded guilty Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee to violating the civil rights of an arrestee, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

During his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen, Reynolds admitted that, while using his authority as a SPD officer, he slammed a handcuffed arrestee to the floor of the McNairy Regional Hospital and struck him in the face, the Justice Department said.

According to information presented in court, Reynolds acknowledged that this assault was unreasonable and did not serve a legitimate law enforcement purpose. The victim was injured as a result of the assault.

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