Former Elkhart Police officer sentenced to 15 months for punching handcuffed suspect

ELKHART, Ind. - A former police officer with the Elkhart Police Department was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to violating a man's civil rights, according to court documents.

Cory Newland resigned from the police department in August just before pleading guilty to deprivation of civil rights and aiding and abetting, documents state.

Newland had been on unpaid leave since April of 2019.

He will report to prison on January 4.

Surveillance cameras caught Newland and another officer seen punching and jumping on a handcuffed suspect at the police department in 2018, reports said.

The other officer, Joshua Titus, will go on trial in January.

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