City man gets 10 years in prison for punching police officer

YOUNGSTOWN — The city man convicted of knocking a female Youngstown police officer down with a blow to the face will spend the next 10 years in prison.

Shawn Green, 36, of East Florida Ave., was convicted in July of assaulting Officer Bridget Quinn at a bar on South Avenue earlier this year. A jury of five men and seven women spent about two hours deliberating before finding Green guilty of felonious assault, assault, cocaine possession and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

Green appeared today before Judge James Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for sentencing.

Jennifer McLaughlin, an assistant county prosecutor, recommended the 10-year sentence for Green, citing his past criminal record and what she described as a total lack of respect for law enforcement. Green has been arrested in the past for carrying concealed weapons and drug possession.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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