Officer cleared in Iowa assault could be suspended

May 14, 2010 (CHICAGO)

Chicago's police watchdog agency recommended Michael Mette be suspended without pay for 90 days.

He claimed self defense in a fight with a drunken college student in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mette served 11 months in prison before his conviction was overturned in 2008.

Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority is recommending a suspension saying he lied to police in Iowa about the fight.

The Chicago Tribune reports Superintendent Jody Weis is expected to challenge the suspension.

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