Excessive force indictment, Moss Point officer resigns

A former Moss Point police officer is out of a job after a federal grand jury in Louisiana indicted him for using excessive force.

According to the indictment, former Officer Robert Hammac was working at the Lake Charles Police Department when he used “unreasonable and unnecessary force” when he tased a man while trying to arrest him in 2017.

Hammac started working as a patrol officer in Moss Point in 2018.

Police Chief Brandon Ashley says as soon as he heard of the indictment he gave Hammac the option to resign or face termination. He chose to resign and is currently free on bond pending prosecution in the federal court in Louisiana.

If convicted, Hammac could face a maximum of ten years in prison for deprivation of rights under color of law.

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