Police Sergeant Who Ordered Beatings Gets 2 Years in Prison

Prison Sentence
Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 16:15:00-05

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former DeKalb County police sergeant convicted of ordering the beatings of teenage suspects to serve two years in prison.

The office of DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said in a news release that DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Clarence Seeliger on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Robinson to serve two years in prison followed by eight years on probation.

A jury on Friday convicted Robinson of two counts of felony violation of oath of office, three misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one misdemeanor count of simple battery.

Robinson was a 15-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department. Prosecutors say he ordered officers to beat a handcuffed teenage burglary suspect and also ordered and took part in the beatings of three other teens.