(CBS DETROIT) — A Washtenaw County deputy pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being accused of using excessive force on an inmate.
According to the Michigan Attorney’s Office, Cpl. Christopher Ellul pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Officials say the plea was accepted for multiple reasons, including the inmate leaving the state.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
Officials say Ellul was working at the Washtenaw County Jail in August 2020 when he assisted in removing an inmate from a cell. Video evidence showed Ellul grabbed the inmate, who was restrained, by the neck twice.
Ellul was bound over to circuit court in July after being mong officers charged as part of several public integrity investigations conducted by AG Dana Nessel’s Public Integrity Unit.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
“We will continue to pursue instances of police misconduct,” Nessel said. “Those who violate their oath to protect and serve must be held accountable.”
Sentencing is scheduled for May 17.MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
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