MPD officer charged after claims of excessive force
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MILWAUKEE - A police officer with the Milwaukee Police Department is due in court Friday after being accused of using excessive force.
Rodney Lloyd was arresting a man on June 16 when the incident occurred. According to the criminal complaint, MPD surveillance caught Lloyd bringing the man into the booking room.
"Lloyd, with a hand on [the victim's] head, forcibly drove [his] head into the concrete block wall adjacent to a bench while placing him onto the bench."
Milwaukee Police added that the recording also picked up audio of the man's head hitting the wall. Lloyd allegedly told the man he had "earlier used words to the effect that he could take Lloyd out."
Other officers immediately responded, and the man was given medical care.
Lloyd has been charged with misconduct in public office - act in excess of lawful authority. If convicted, he could spend up to three years and six months in jail.