DALLAS (AP) — A fired Dallas police officer has been convicted of official oppression in the 2011 videotaped beating of a handcuffed suspect.
Quaitemes (kwah-TAY'-mehs) Williams was convicted Friday and faces up to a year in prison over the misdemeanor count.
The 29-year-old officer, who was fired following the January 2011 incident captured by a patrol car camera, will be sentenced next month by a judge.
Another officer reported Williams used excessive force in the arrest of a driver during a traffic stop involving a license plate not matching the vehicle.
The suspect was on the ground when the video shows him being kicked in the head. The man was treated for numerous bruises.
Williams says the suspect resisted arrest and spit on him.