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St. Ann Detective guilty of excessive force

A St. Louis jury yesterday determined a former St. Ann police detective used excessive force when he repeatedly kicked a man who tried to surrender during an April 2019 arrest.  

Ellis C. Brown III, the former head of the St. Ann police detective bureau, was found guilty of felony deprivation of rights under color of law. 

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports the case centered on a key piece of video evidence from an ATM surveillance camera in a north St. Louis bank parking lot. 

Brown was released on bond until his sentencing hearing set for Sept. 15, when he could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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