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Ottawa Hills officer sentenced to 10 years in prison

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - An Ottawa Hills police officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and paralyzing a man.

Officer Thomas White was sentenced Monday around 10 a.m. to 10 years in prison. He filed an appeal – and an appeal bond, so he remains out of jail pending a judge's review.

Last month, White was found guilty of shooting 25-year-old Michael McCloskey in the back during a traffic stop.

The defense says White thought McCloskey was pulling out a gun.

White faced up a maximum of 11 years in prison. and News 11 will have more on this developing story on News 11 at Noon.



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