East St. Louis cop pleads guilty to punching handcuffed suspect - KMOV.com

East St. Louis cop pleads guilty to punching handcuffed suspect

(KMOV) -- An East St. Louis police officer could be headed to prison for punching a suspect in the mouth while the suspect was in handcuffs.

Officer Antonio McWherter pled guilty on Tuesday.

The incident happened four years ago.

McWherter faces up to a year in prison and can never work in law enforcement again.

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