2nd ex-SC cop pleads guilty to civil rights charge

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Another former South Carolina police officer accused of hitting a homeless man has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor civil rights violations.

Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald says 29-year-old Jeremiah Carlton Milliman entered the plea Wednesday.

McDonald says the former Greenville police officer admitted assaulting two homeless men arrested in September. Milliman said he hit one man in the face and poked another with an ink pen before pouring hand sanitizer on the man's head.

Last month, Matthew Scott Jowers pleaded guilty to slapping a man, slamming him into a car and putting his hands around the man's neck.

Milliman and Jowers are free on bond. Jowers could face a year in prison, and Milliman could get two years.

McDonald says more officers could be charged.

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