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Sep 22, 2010 9:03 PM by Alison Haynes

Ex-cop pleads 'no contest' in brutality case

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Rather than face trial for malfeasance in
office, a former Eunice Police officer has entered a plea of no
contest.
Twenty-eight-year-old Micah C.Z. Arceneaux had been scheduled to
go on trial later this week on charges of malfeasance and
aggravated battery. His no contest plea, while not an admission of
guilty, is legally considered the same as pleading guilty.
District Judge James A. Doherty sentenced Arceneaux earlier this
week to two years on each of two malfeasance counts but agreed to
suspend the sentences in favor of active, supervised probation. All
other charges against him were dismissed.
Two others accused in the cases, 31-year-old Jeremy K. Ivory and
24-year-old William D. McCauley Jr., await trial.

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