Former Elkhart police officer sentenced to prison in connection to suspect’s beating

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A former Elkhart police officer will start the year serving a 15 month prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to deprivation of civil rights and aiding and abetting.

The case stems from the beating of a handcuffed suspect back in 2018. The beating was caught on video. Cory Newland was placed on unpaid leave in 2019.

Newland resigned from the force, back in August, then entered his guilty plea.

He’s expected to report to prison in early January, the same month that Joshua Titus, another officer accused in the case, will head to trial.

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