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ANew York police officer on Friday was found guilty of misdemeanor assault charges after “gratuitously” stomping on the head of a suspect nearly two years ago, reports the New York Daily News.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus said the officer, Joel Edouard, 37, “let down his fellow officers by losing his composure in an admittedly difficult decision,” the report says.

He was charged with stomping on Jahmi-El Cuffee‘s head while he was resisting arrest on a major thoroughfare in Brooklyn on July 23, 2014. Edouard faces up to a year in jail, writes the News:

After Justice Marrus explained his reasons for finding Edouard guilty of misdemeanor assault, the nine-year veteran closed his eyes and held his face in his palms in disbelief.

Prosecutors reserved sentencing Edouard until June 10 to give them time to discuss a recommendation with Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson.

Do you think the officer deserves more time? Sound off in the comments.

SOURCE: New York Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 

SEE ALSO:

Man Stomped On Head By NYPD Officer Thanks Brooklyn D.A. For Indictment

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