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Livingston officer convicted of assaulting man in handcuffs

A Merced County jury decided Friday a Livingston police officer acted outside the law when he handcuffed a man during a child custody exchange before throwing him to the ground and shoving the man’s face into a concrete porch. The jury found Officer Tyson Perry, 38, guilty of felony assault by a public officer.

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No verdict in battery, assault case against Livingston officer

The jury began discussing the case behind closed doors at the Merced County Superior Courthouse on Thursday but did not come to a decision by the end of the day. The jurors are deciding the fate of Officer Tyson Perry, 38, who has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of battery with serious bodily injury and assault by a peace officer in connection with a 2012 incident.

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Prosecutor: Livingston officer was ‘rogue cop,’ ‘bully’

Jury deliberation begins Thursday for the Livingston police officer who prosecutors accused of being a “rogue cop” and “bully” while using too much force against a man who claims to have once dated the officer’s wife. The prosecuting and defense attorneys gave their closing statements Wednesday in Merced Superior Court for the criminal case for Livingston Officer Tyson Perry, 38, who faces felony charges of battery with serious bodily injury and assault by a peace officer in connection with a 2012 incident.

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Livingston officer in court on battery, assault charges

A Livingston police officer accused of excessive force is on trial this week and could find out his fate as early as Wednesday, according to the judge overseeing the jury trial. Alleged victim Dwight Larks, 39, also has filed a lawsuit against Officer Tyson Perry and the city of Livingston, arguing the incident was the result of a past relationship Larks claims he had with Perry’s wife.

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Livingston festival returns to Riverdance Farms

Two days of live music, fruit picking, camping and other activities are set for this weekend at Riverdance Farms in Livingston. The 12th annual Pick and Gather and Merced River Fair is all day Saturday and Sunday at the farm on 11801 Livingston Cressey Road.

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Livingston gets third police horse

The newest member of the Livingston Police Department is a horse of a different color – literally. Sonny, a white police horse, recently joined the department’s mounted patrol, which already includes brown-coated Lobo and Moe.

News

Livingston principal headed to Harvard

William Marroquin, the principal at Livingston Middle School, will be one of only 25 people to begin an education doctorate program at Harvard University this summer, a step forward to realizing his personal “American dream.”

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Collision in Livingston area kills at least one

A collision between a big rig and a Dodge Ram killed at least one passenger around 5 p.m. Tuesday, California Highway Patrol reported. There were few details immediately available on the crash on Lincoln Boulevard near Atwater Jordan Road, officers reported.

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Merced College Lineman Kamilo Tongamoa On Rejoining The Team

Iowa State commit Kamilo Tongamoa is excited to be back on the field for Merced College after redshirting last season. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Merced College Lineman Kamilo Tongamoa On Rejoining The Team

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