NEW YORK CITY — A New York police officer was convicted Monday of beating a mentally disabled man and leaving him with serious injuries, prosecutors said.

A jury of nine women and five men found William L. McNeil, 30, guilty of aggravated assault and assault by means of a deadly weapon.

McNeil, of the Bronx, has been with the NYPD for nine years and is the department’s third officer in five months to be charged with criminal wrongdoing in connection with the beating, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office.

McNeill’s lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance, said he was pleased with the verdict, adding that the jury had found McNeil acted appropriately when he confronted the victim, who was not resisting arrest.

“The fact that he’s been held accountable is significant,” Vance said.

“This was a case of excessive force, and that was the message we had to the jury,” he said.

Vance added that he would appeal McNeil’s conviction.

The city’s police commissioner, William Bratton, also called the verdict a disappointment.

Bratton said in a statement that he was “disappointed in the jury’s verdict and is reviewing our findings.

The department will not tolerate excessive force.”

McNeil’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said his client had been suffering from mental illness and had been beaten repeatedly in the last several months by McNeil.

The police department’s investigation into the beating began in July 2016 when a woman filed a complaint against McNeil and another officer, according in court documents.

McNEIL was arrested on charges of felony aggravated assault on Feb. 17, 2017.

The two officers, who have not been identified, had been assigned to patrol the Bronx neighborhood of the same name where the beating took place, the documents said.

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office said in its statement that it is “shocked and saddened by the news of this verdict.”

It said McNeil had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse and had previously served four years in prison.

The NYPD said McNeill, a former officer with the department, had worked as a private investigator and a security guard.

McNAILS lawyer, Ben Brafman said his clients mental illness was not a factor in the beating.

McNeils family did not respond to messages seeking comment.

The Associated Press could not immediately reach him.

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