Edward Krawetz - Police Brutality: Rhode Island Police Officer

Lincoln cop convicted of kicking handcuffed woman in head resigns from police force

LINCOLN, R.I. — A Lincoln police officer convicted earlier this year of felony
battery for kicking a handcuffed woman in the head outside the Twin
River Casino has resigned from the department.

The Providence Journal reports that the Lincoln town administrator said the town had
accepted an "unconditional and irrevocable" resignation from Officer
Edward Krawetz (KRA'-witz).

Krawetz, who was on an unpaid suspension, had been fighting to keep his job, but decided to drop his
effort to remain on the force.

A state judge convicted Krawetz inJanuary of felony battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking Donna Levesque, of Uxbridge, Mass., outside the casino. The encounter was
caught on surveillance video.

In March, Krawetz was given a 10-year suspended sentence with probation.