Officer indicted for civil rights violation

April 3, 2008 2:32:38 PM PDT
A Chicago Police officer has been indicted for an incident caught on surveillance video.

Officer William Cozzi allegedly hit a man who was handcuffed to a wheelchair. The attack happened in August 2005 at Norwegian American Hospital.

A federal grand jury has indicted Cozzi for violating the man's civil rights. He has already pleaded guilty to a state charge of battery.

A police spokesperson said Thursday Cozzi remains suspended from his job without pay.


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