Officer: "I Lost It," Beat Man in Wheelchair
Chicago Police officer William Cozzi leaves Federal Court Thursday afternoon after he pleads guilty to beating a citizen in wheelchair with his baton while the man was handcuffed.
Updated at 10:00 PM CST on Friday, Jan 23, 2009
Chicago Police Officer William Cozzi admitted Thursday that he "lost it" and beat a man who was handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair at a Northwest Side hospital.
Cozzi, 51, pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the civil rights of Randle Miles. Cozzi faces six to eight years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.
Crime reporter Frank Main has details in the Chicago Sun-Times.