Part-Time Cop Accused Of Assaulting Handcuffed Suspect

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CARBONDALE — A part-time Carbondale police officer is accused of assaulting a man who was in handcuffs.

Authorities say Officer Paul Thiel hit a man several times with his baton, and choked him while in custody.

It happened last month at the Carbondale police station.

The incident was caught on a camera in a holding cell.

Police tell us the video shows the victim was not a threat.

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