Arkansas cop charged with battery after man says he was beaten during arrest

    Josh Trivitt (Photo: VINELink)

    A north Arkansas police officer has been charged with second-degree battery on accusations that he beat a man during an arrest, according to KATV content partner KAIT Region 8 News.

    The Jonesboro TV station reported that Cherokee Village police officer Josh Trivitt, 44, was arrested Monday in the case.

    Trivitt was charged over accusations in a lawsuit that Randall Lee Veazie of Ash Flat filed in May. Veazie accused Trivitt and three other officers of beating him after the officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Veazie's home in November 2016. Trivitt is accused of body-slamming Veazie and then laughing, along with the other officers, about how badly Veazie was bleeding.

    Trivitt was reportedly released from the Sharp County jail Monday on his own recognizance.

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