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Former Mamou Police Chief sentenced for using Taser on inmates

Dupuis pleaded guilty to violation of an individual’s civil rights on April 13. Dupuis pleaded guilty to violation of an individual’s civil rights on April 13.
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Gregory W. Dupuis, the former Chief of Police in Mamou, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for his role in a series of incidents where TASERs were used on non-resistant inmates at the Mamou Jail.

Along with Dupuis, former Mamou Officer Robert McGee pleaded guilty to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law.

According to evidence presented in court, officers, including Dupuis and McGee, used stun devices as a form of punishment on inmates who were being verbally disruptive, and on inmates who were calm and compliant.

Dupuis pleaded guilty to violation of an individual’s civil rights on April 13, 2015 and was sentenced Tuesday. McGee pleaded guilty Tuesday.

The FBI and Louisiana State Police assisted in the Justice Department’s investigation.

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