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Ex-police officer sentenced for beating suspect

Former Ferndale officer receives probation

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FERNDALE – A former Ferndale police officer has been sentenced for beating a suspect earlier this year.

Back in April, Jason White and a fellow officer arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of theft. But after his arrest, the teen said White had been abusive and used excessive force.

Ferndale Police later found dashcam footage supporting the ten's claim.

White was charged with assault and battery.

He was sentenced to six months probation and has to pay $865 in fines.