Breaking: Lt. Cowden found guilty of bodily injury charge

by Crissy Clutter October 17th 2016

Hancock County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Cowden was found guilty of “Deprivation of Rights” on Monday in a Federal Courthouse in Wheeling.

Evidence showed Cowden, 51, used excessive force upon an arrestee in handcuffs in the lobby of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in January 2015.

Jurors were shown evidence that Cowden forced Ryan Hambrick face-first into a brick wall, slammed the Hambrick’s head into the wall, and then punched him in the back of the head with a closed-fist. The entire incident was captured by video surveillance.”


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