I-Team: Former cop accused of excessive force on trial next week

LAS VEGAS - A former Metro cop accused of using excessive force on a suspected prostitute will go on trial next week. Richard Scavone's defense attorney says he is unsure whether his client will testify.
 
Back in 2015, prosecutors say Scavone used excessive force on Amanda Ortiz near I-15 and Tropicana Avenue. Metro already approved a $200,000 settlement for Ortiz.

In 2016, Scavone was officially charged by the Feds. There is body camera evidence of the incident. It's possible the video will be available after the trial.
 


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