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Ex-L.A. County sheriff's deputy given home detention for lying about beating a jail visitor

Ex-L.A. County sheriff's deputy given home detention for lying about beating a jail visitor

A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was sentenced Monday to nine months of home detention and 640 hours of community service for lying to federal investigators about the violent arrest of a jail visitor six years ago.

Noel Womack, 39, was also sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer to three years of probation. Womack pleaded guilty in 2015 to a felony charge that he lied to FBI agents during an interview when he told them he did not know if the visitor was handcuffed.

He admitted to lying again when he told the agents his supervisor had ordered him to punch the man and a third time when he said the strikes he inflicted on the man had been...

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