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Ex-Transit Officer Convicted of 2014 Assault at MBTA Station



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    A former transit police officer has been convicted of assaulting a woman who asked the officer to stop being so aggressive to another woman at an MBTA station in Boston.

    The Suffolk County district attorney's office says a judge on Monday found 34-year-old Jennifer Garvey guilty of charges of assault and battery and filing a false report as a public employee.

    Garvey was acquitted of causing injury while violating a person's civil rights. She'll be sentenced July 28.

    Prosecutors say Garvey knocked a cellphone out of the woman's hand, doused her with pepper spray and hit her at a T stop in March 2014. Surveillance video captured the confrontation.

    The woman said she asked Garvey to stop shoving and acting aggressively toward the other woman.

    Garvey had denied the charges.

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