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Fort Lauderdale Cop Charged With Battery For Shoving Protester

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Scene from the May 31 protest in Fort Lauderdale.

Steven Pohorence, the Fort Lauderdale police officer accused of shoving a kneeling protester last month during a Black Lives Matters protest, has been charged with battery, the Broward State Attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

Prosecutors filed the charges after an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into May 31 incident. The battery charge is a first-degree misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.