Former Lake Charles police officer indicted for using excessive force

Former Lake Charles police officer indicted for using excessive force
Former Lake Charles police officer Robert Hammac indicted for excessive use of force. (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A former Lake Charles police officer has been indicted in federal court for using excessive force, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced.

Robert Hammac, 44, is accused of assaulting a person during an arrest with a Taser on May 8, 2017.

Hammac was indicted Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by a grand jury in federal court in Lafayette on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 242.

If convicted, Hammac faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a $250,000 fine.

The FBI investigated the incident.

Hammac was awarded the Lake Charles Police Department’s Humanitarian Award and Lifesaving Award in 2016.

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