LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster police sergeant has been found guilty of assaulting a man he arrested for public drunkenness in 2014.
Raymond Corll, 55, was convicted on a felony charge of perjury and misdemeanor counts of false swearing, official oppression, and simple assault.
In his testimony at a 2014 summary trial, Corll said he arrested the man because he was staggering the entire width of a 15-foot sidewalk and was so drunk he was unaware of his surroundings.
The state attorney general’s office filed charges last year, saying the man showed no signs of intoxication in a surveillance video.
Prosecutors said Corll falsely arrested and punched the handcuffed man in the face. The man sued the City of Lancaster and settled for $150,000.
Corll faces up to seven years in prison at sentencing.