Ex-St. Louis Police officer acquitted in assault case

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been acquitted of assault for a 2017 incident that broke a man’s jaw.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan on Monday found 43-year-old Adam Feaman not guilty of second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Feaman was accused of using excessive force during an arrest after responding to a call for someone doing “doughnuts” with a car in a downtown parking lot.

Hogan ruled that Feaman “was making a lawful arrest” of a man and that the amount of physical force used was reasonable.

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