Chicago Police officer William Cozzi has admitted that he “lost it” when he attacked 60-year-old Randle Miles, 62, who was handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair at the time. The attack with his baton is shown on the video below. He pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation.
The 51-year-old officer now faces jail with the government seeking six to eight years.
What is odd is that Cozzi was only sentenced previously to a misdemeanor battery. What does it take to convict a police officer of a felony. Yet, the victim should be satisfied that there was any charge at all given the treatment of a recent case of a Chattanooga police officer.
Cozzi received 18 months’ probation. The tape shows Cozzi hitting Miles at least 10 times with a “sap,” or a bludgeon.
Cozzi says that Miles had become “combative” and simply I made a mistake. I should not have hit him because he was handcuffed and secured.”
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