Lafayette Deputy Pleads No Contest For Inmate Assault
A former Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputy pleaded no contest to the beating of an inmate at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in 2014.
According to our news partner, KATC, 35-year-old Michael McSheffery, of Lafayette, accepted the second-degree battery and malfeasance in office charges.
McShefferey will serve two years probation, terms of which include a $1,500 fine and his participation in an anger management class.
McSheffrey and former deputy Brandon Gallien were accused of beating and pepper spraying 43-year-old inmate Jason Brungardt in April 2014.
Brunghardt filed a federal lawsuit following the beating that left him with four fractured ribs and a punctured lung. The Sheriff's Office settled the suit for $400,000 last year.
The plaintiff is awaiting trial on charges of second-degree battery, aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and self-mutilation by a prisoner.