HAMMOND — A former Elkhart police officer has pleaded guilty to beating a prisoner who was handcuffed to a chair.

Cory Newland entered the plea in U.S. District Court as part of a plea agreement under which he would be sentenced to 15 months in prison.

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Seven

If the on site supervisor had done his job, this would have never happened.

SanFran Kid

Elkhart's finest

FlyNavy

This officer did damage to the reputation of the Elkhart Police that will take many years to repair. This incident, along with the actions of the senior leadership of the department afterwards, changed my perception of the police. If not for cameras, none of this would have ever come to light. It makes one wonder what else has been covered up.

Reclaiming their reputation and trust from the community will take years, likely decades. It is sad that the good officers are tarnished by this officer's actions.

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