A former Chico Police Sergeant charged with assaulting a suspect pleads not guilty in court Wednesday. It comes in the case of Scott Ruppel whose attorney gave his plea of not guilty in his place. The charges stem from body camera video reportedly showing Ruppel putting 21-year-old William Rowley the 2nd who was already in handcuffs in a stranglehold back in August. According to Chico Police, Ruppel was put on administrative leave and he has since retired from the police department.