Officer convicted of beating mentally ill woman avoids jail time

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A Detroit police officer convicted in the beating of a naked, unarmed and mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit has avoided jail or prison time.

A Detroit district court judge on Wednesday sentenced 47-year-old Dewayne Jones to 12 months’ probation, ordered him to attend anger management classes and perform 15 days of community service.

A jury found Jones guilty in March of misdemeanor assault and battery.

Jones was suspended, but later reinstated at a lower rank.

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