Macon Convicted of Battery Though the Use of Excessive Force in Restraining a Person Taken into Custody

The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on August 11, 2021 a Bay County jury found Voisiar Macon guilty as charged of battery through the use of excessive force in restraining a person taken into custody.

The evidence presented at trial proved that the Defendant, a police officer employed by the Panama City Police Department, intentionally threw a detainee to the floor of a psychiatric receiving facility.  The detainee was handcuffed behind his back and hurled face-first onto the floor.  The detainee was knocked unconscious and remained so for several minutes.
The case was investigated by the Panama City Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Bob Pell and Dustin Miller.  Sentencing is set for August 18 in front of the Honorable Joe Grammer.
For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.