(AP) – Four police officers in northwest Louisiana have been charged with negligent homicide and malfeasance in connection with the death last April of a 44-year-old Black man following a video-recorded altercation, a prosecutor's office announced Friday.
The statement said there was evidence of excessive force used on McGlothen, and that officers failed to summon medical help for him.
The district attorney's statement said officers used unnecessary physical force and violated department policy regarding use of Tasers.
Friday's announcement of charges marks the second time in recent months that a group of Shreveport officers has faced indictment over use of force.
In June, eight officers were charged with malfeasance for the use of force against two men following a traffic chase.