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May 28, 2010
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Fla. Sgt. charged in beating of handcuffed man

Marc Garza, a 13-year veteran, already had been charged with ordering an officer to falsify a burglary report

By Jim Schoettler
Florida Times-Union

The leader of an anti-crime squad of Jacksonville cops has been charged with repeatedly beating a handcuffed man in the head last summer after being told the man bit one of his officers, Undersheriff Frank Mackesy said.

Sgt. Marc Garza, a 13-year veteran, was already free on bail on a charge of ordering an officer to falsify a burglary report when he surrendered Wednesday morning in the beating case. About the same time, Officer David Cervone was coincidentally pleading guilty in court to filing the false burglary report in August at Garza's behest.

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