Rhode Island Cop Still Employed Despite Conviction of Kicking Woman to Head!Submitted by PWA on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:39
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Convicted Lincoln Police Officer Edward Krawetz was a no-show on the first day of an administrative hearing to determine if he can continue to wear a badge.
The 12-year veteran of the force is fighting to keep his job after he was convicted of felony assault in March. The case is best known for video from a security camera at Twin River in Lincoln showing Krawetz kicking a handcuffed woman to the head.
Under the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, a three-member panel of police officers will decide his professional fate after what is expected to be three days of hearings.