Suburban officer charged in boys' beating

November 15, 2010 3:56:03 PM PST
A northwest suburban police lieutenant is accused of beating two teenage boys who allegedly vandalized his car four years ago. Jason Leavitt works for the Park Ridge Police Department.

He is charged with battery and misconduct.

Prosecutors say Leavitt attacked the boys in 2006 after they shattered a window on his car with a slingshot.

Leavitt is a 16-year veteran of the Park Ridge police force.