A Suffolk Superior Court judge today sentenced now former Transit Police officer Jennifer Garvey, 34, to six months in jail for an incident at the Dudley T station in 2014, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Garvey actually got an 18-month sentence but Judge Douglas Wilkins suspended 12 months of that for two years, which means she will not have to serve that time if she stays out of trouble over the next two years.
Garvey was convicted last month for beating Mary Celeste Holmes of Roxbury on March 26, 2014 when Holmes began objecting to the way Garvey and her partner were dealing with an elderly woman.
In a statement, DA Dan Conley said:
This defendant not only escalated the situation and used force far beyond what was necessary. She also hijacked the criminal justice system by pursuing charges against the victim that she knew were unfounded. She injured the victim, she lied to the community, and she did a disservice to every officer who approaches the job with integrity.