Ill. cop sentenced for beating man in wheelchair

By David Edwards
Friday, June 12, 2009 9:04 EDT
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CBS13.com reported:

A Chicago Police officer was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for beating a man shackled to a wheelchair in a hospital four years ago.

William Cozzi stood expressionless as U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning imposed the sentence Thursday.

The case could have an impact on the whole police department, reports CBS station WBBM-TV in Chicago.

“In my opinion, this prosecution was brought by Superintendent Weis was misguided and vindictive,” said Cozzi defense attorney Terry Gillespie.

RAW STORY: Officer gets 40 months after beating 60-year-old man in wheelchair

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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