A judge in Mount Clemens has sentenced a father to a year in jail and parenting classes after he used his 2-year-old daughter as a shield during a confrontation with a Taser-wielding police officer.
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report that 27-year-old Joseph Cox of Belleville also was ordered Thursday in Macomb Circuit Court to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Cox had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child abuse, and guilty to home invasion and obstructing an officer.
He was accused in March of breaking into his ex-wife’s Warren home, just north of Detroit. The child was held in front of a Taser pointed at Cox by an officer.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
The officer didn’t fire.
The Associated Press left a message Thursday afternoon seeking comment from Cox’s attorney.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
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