MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A jury found Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Lambert guilty of battery and falsifying records on Tuesday afternoon.

Lambert, 38, had been charged with using excessive force during a Feb. 18, 2014 incident in Deerfield Beach and filing a related false report.

The deputy faces a maximum punishment of up to five years in prison.

The Broward State Attorney’s Office said the conviction carries a recommended punishment of just over 19 ½ months in state prison.

Lambert’s next court appearance for sentencing is scheduled for 3 p.m. on August 29.

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