Jacob Brown, 31, a former trooper with the Louisiana State Police, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Shreveport, Louisiana, for using excessive force against an arrestee.
The indictment charges Brown with a single count of deprivation of rights under color of law.
An arrestee known as A.B. says that he was “repeatedly struck in the head” bThe modified flashlight with a metal tactical cap that is designed for breaking glass is considered a deadly weopon.
Jacob Brown faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The FBI, Assistant U.S. Attorney Luke Walker for the Western District of Louisiana, and Trial Attorney Katherine G. DeVar of the Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case. Investigations are ongoing. (Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights – Criminal Section, Press Release Number: 21-919)