Utah Cop Found Guilty Of Punching Teen In Face, No Jail Time

Police Sgt. Luis Argueta was convicted on Jan. 18 of assaulting an unconscious 16-year-old boy on June 13, 2018 in Murray, Utah.

The former cop punched the teen, who was high on spice, and pressed his face into the ground, notes the Salt Lake Tribune:

Hey, a–hole! What’s wrong with you, huh?

The boy testified against Argueta during the officer’s trial:

I was in shock. Like who was hitting me? I don’t know who it is.

Argueta didn’t inform his supervisors that he had used force against the teen, but two witnesses called the called the Murray Police Department.

Murray Justice Court Judge W. Paul Thompson sentenced a Argueta to a year of probation, a $1,000 fine and an anger-management course, but it’s not clear why.

(Source: Salt Lake City Tribune)

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