Justice! Cop Goes to Prison for Kicking Handcuffed Man Who Called Him ‘Stormtrooper’
By Jack Burns
April 19, 2017
Mechanicsburg, PA — We’re just now learning the verdict in the case of ex-Pennsylvania state trooper Ryan Luckenbaugh (38) who kicked a man in the face who had already been beaten, teased, arrested, and handcuffed. Luckenbaugh kicked Christopher Siennick, who was handcuffed and seated on the sidewalk for flipping the bird to the pair of troopers.
As The Free Thought Project reported, Luckenbaugh was convicted in February of the brutal attack. This week, he learned his fate as the judge sentenced the former state trooper for his crimes. Luckenbaugh will serve between 9 and 22 months in county prison for kicking the helpless man. Fellow troopers turned in their colleague after they realized he’d crossed the line. Siennick had called the troopers a bunch of “Storm Troopers” and it was apparently enough to set off the law enforcement officer who snapped and kicked him.
At the sentencing, Luckenbaugh pleaded for leniency saying the whole ordeal and a related lawsuit had nearly bankrupted him. Pleading for leniency, he said not only did he lose his job as a state trooper but he said he’s now forced to wash dishes for a living and going to prison would be an unnecessary hardship on his family. Judge Scott A. Evans responded to Luckenbaugh’s pleas for leniency by saying, “I didn’t put them here today,” he said indicating the trooper’s actions that day resulted in the loss of his job and his prison sentence.
According to Penn Live, “Luckenbaugh issued a ‘very sincere, heartfelt’ apology to Siennick “for failing to serve him in a respectful, dignified manner.’” Siennick passed when he was given an opportunity to speak his peace and address the former state trooper directly.