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Birmingham officer convicted and acquitted in excessive force trial

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A Birmingham Police officer has been convicted on one count and acquitted on a second count of excessive force by a federal jury.

Corey L. Hooper, 34, was indicted earlier this year for two seperate incidents of alleged use of excessive force. The first incident, for which Hooper was convicted, authorities say that Hooper beat a handcuffed man. In the second incident, for which Hooper was acquitted, Hooper allegedly used a stun gun on another handcuffed man.

Both incidents occurred in 2007 and Hooper has been on administrative leave since the investigation into these two incidents began. He is still employed with the Birmingham Police Department, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance.

Hooper has been a member of the Birmingham Police force since 2001, according to a Birmingham Police Department spokesperson.

Hooper's trial began Monday, Oct. 1. The jury deliberated for under and hour and a half before handing down the verdicts.

Hooper's sentencing is set for Feb. 27. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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