LOCUST GROVE, Ga. -- A former Atlanta officer was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Wednesday after a jury found him guilty of kicking in his ex-fiancee's door in a fit of rage.
The jury found 30-year-old Phillip Barresi guilty in Superior Court on allegations he stormed into his then girlfriend's Locust Grove home on Nov. 28, 2016, while still in his Atlanta Police Department uniform.
Witnesses in the home said Barresi had his hand on his service pistol as he made entry.
On the day of the incident, Barresi told Locust Grove police that his ex-girlfriend broke into his home, used the toilet without flushing it, turned the air conditioning down, broke a picture frame and then stole all the food he had in his house.
Barresi, who became an APD officer in January of 2015, admitted to police that he was angry when he went to the home to confront his girlfriend and "accidentally" kicked the door in.
The jury found Barresi guilty of criminal trespass but found him not guilty of home invasion and criminal damage to property in the second degree. In addition to the 90-day jail sentence, he also faces a year of probation and a $500 fine.
Judge Brian Amero also ruled that Barresi is to have no contact with the victims or witnesses.
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