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Video: R.I. Cop Gets Probation In Kicking Incident

March 19, 2012  | 

VIDEO: R.I. Cop Testifies In Kicking Trial

A former Lincoln (R.I.) Police officer received a suspended sentence with 10 years probation for kicking a disorderly woman in the head outside a casino in 2009.

Former Officer Edward Krawetz was convicted of felony battery in January. He must also undergo counseling. Watch Krawetz' trial testimony here.

Krawetz was captured on surveillance video kicking the head of Donna Levesque of Uxbridge, Mass., as she sat on a curb waiting for a patrol car to transport her on a disorderly conduct charge on May 31, 2009.

Tags: Lincoln (R.I.) PD, Officer Misconduct, Video Surveillance, Use-of-Force Policies


Comments (6)

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Janet @ 3/20/2012 8:53 AM

I don't know what his actual sentence was but he committed a crime by kicking her. It does not take that kind of action to bring a person under control for disorderly conduct. She was handcuffed. He should have ignored her loud and obnoxious language. He need to attend an Anger Management Class. Shame on him!!!!!!!!

Mark A. Brooks @ 3/20/2012 2:53 PM

10 years? Ouch! Bet that hurts worse then a kick to the head.

michael @ 3/21/2012 12:01 AM

WOW.......this guy has been a cop for how long. Yea, we would all like to slap some hammerhead upside the head but we don't. This ex- cop has a problem and sooner or later it would have caught up with him. This was
stupid on his part and very unnecessary. You better get thick skin if you are planning on doing this for a career. Especially, if you are dealing with drunks.....or obnoxious people. What's really sad is this idiot thought he was doing his job...............

SAM J BELL @ 7/9/2012 12:34 PM

This is called a traumatic brain injury…trust me this woman will be frightened for the rest of her life by any law enforcement individual in a similar uniform…not only does it injure the victim but also every quality policeman who wears a badge and risks his life …every day…to fight crime….and who desires to protect women from traumatic brain injury

adam mc donald @ 7/10/2012 1:22 PM

A real man! Ya more like an asshole!some one need to kick you in the head

Thomas @ 7/10/2012 6:49 PM

A great way to dishonor all policemen in this country.

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