Frank Main reports:
In 2005, Officer William Cozzi was captured on a hospital surveillance camera beating Randle Miles about 10 times. Miles, then 60, was a drunk and unruly stabbing victim.
Cozzi, 51, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in state court and got 18 months’ probation. The department asked the Chicago Police Board to fire him, but the civilian disciplinary panel decided instead to suspend him last October. The department filed an appeal the following month.
On Friday, Judge William Maki ruled that the department failed to show that the board was “arbitrary and unreasonable” in suspending Cozzi.
Ask yourself if you would have received “probation” for this crime.
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