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Boynton Beach Police Sgt. Philip Antico guilty of obstruction of justice

Posted at 1:09 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 18:44:56-05

A Boynton Beach police sergeant was found guilty Friday on one count of obstruction of justice in connection with a 2014 beating caught on camera by a PBSO helicopter.

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Sgt. Philip Antico was found not guilty on two counts of falsifying records in the beating of Jeffery Braswell.

Antico was accused of allowing his officers to change their reports once they realized the video existed. He was also accused of lying to the FBI about it.

“He didn’t have to go there. He wasn’t a suspect. He had no reason to lie to them or cover up," said Antico's attorney Gregg Lerman. 

Lerman said he plans to appeal the verdict. "We hope Phil Antico never serves a day in jail. He doesn't deserve to serve a day in jail.”

Last week, Boynton Beach Officer Michael Brown was found guilty of excessive force and use of firearm during a violent act. 

Boynton Beach officers Ronald Ryan and Justin Harris were found not guilty in the case.

Story updated to clarify the first name of Jeffrey Braswell