Las Vegas police have released body camera footage after a former officer pleaded guilty to excessive force this week. Richard Scavone, 50, agreed to a plea deal Thursday admitting that he used excessive force, CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV reports.
The victim, Amanda Ortiz, was arrested after the incident. She filed a complaint and lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Ortiz was charged with littering and loitering, but those charges were dropped. The department’s Fiscal Affairs Committee has agreed to pay Ortiz $200,000 through a settlement. Scavone was fired from the department. He now faces one year in prison along with a $100,000 fine. His sentencing is scheduled for January 2018