Ex-Deputy Sentenced

Muskogee, OK – Ex-deputy sheriff sentenced for assaulting 3 men

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A former Choctaw County deputy sheriff has been sentenced to prison for assaulting three men while he was a deputy.

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling says Ben Milner was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Muskogee to 18 months in prison. Milner was convicted last September of violating the civil rights of the three men and of falsifying official reports in an effort to cover up his actions.

He was accused of physically abusing a truck driver during a traffic stop in October 2005 and of beating two inmates with an ax handle in October 2007.

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