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Geneva officer found guilty in third day of trial: Sentencing set for November 19th

A Geneva police officer was found guilty of choking a woman while she was in custody.

The incident unfolded in July 2019, and on Wednesday — Jack Montesanto was found guilty of criminal obstruction of breathing.


He faces up to one year in prison when sentenced. Barring additional delays, which have been common throughout this case — Montesanto will be sentenced on November 19.

He rejected a deal that would’ve allowed him to plead guilty with no jail time guaranteed. However, it would have come with three years of probation.



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