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Officers Surrender to Face Tasering Charges

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Two Desert Hot Springs police officers surrendered Tuesday on federal charges that they Tasered and pepper sprayed handcuffed suspects, prosecutors say.

Officer Anthony Sclafini, 40, stunned a handcuffed male suspect with an X26 Taser in 2005, injuring the suspect and subjecting him to unreasonable search and seizure, according to a 2009 federal grand jury indictment. Prosecutors say he also Tasered a subdued female and shot her in the face with pepper spray. He faces two counts of deprivation of rights.

A second indictment charges former officer David Raymond Henderson, 51, with Tasering a handcuffed suspect during a 2004 arrest. He faces one count of deprivation of rights.

If convicted, the officers could serve up to 10 years in federal prison for each count.

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