jan 21 2008
A security video shows Officer William Cozzi shackling 60-year-old Randle Miles' legs to the wheelchair,who was in the hospital with a stab wound, then striking Miles about 10 times --finishing with a roundhouse blow.
Officer Cozzi has pleaded guilty to other charges of beating people.
The video was used as evidence in his disciplinary hearing.
The Chicago Police board says misconduct occurred but that Cozzi should merely be suspended.
The Chicago Police Department and the independent review authority plan to appeal that decision.
Incoming police superintendent Jody Weis says he supports the decision to terminate the officer and that no officer is above the law.
With three hospital security guards watching, Cozzi handcuffs and shackles a wheelchair-bound patient and then beats the man using some sort of small baton.
The incident took place two years ag
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