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.