Prosecutors charged a Los Angeles police officer Monday with unlawful use of force, alleging that he choked and punched a handcuffed teen. Officer Sean Joseph Meade, 41, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, along with a second count of filing a false police report. He was released on his own recognizance, and a court hearing was set for March 15. A phone message left for Meade’s attorney, Ira Salzman, was not immediately returned. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The county District Attorney’s Office said the incident involved a 16-year-old boy who was arrested and taken to the Police Department’s Central station Dec. 5. The teen’s hands were handcuffed behind his back when he was assaulted by the officer, authorities said. The boy, who wasn’t injured, had been taken into custody for a curfew violation, police said. The incident was partially videotaped by a camera set up to catch vandalism in a detectives squad room but which also had a view into the doorless holding area. Meade, who has been on the force for 13 years, has been relieved of his gun and badge.