RI Officer Accused of Assault to Learn Verdict

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A suspended Rhode Island police officer accused of kicking a handcuffed woman in the head will soon learn his fate.

Suspended Lincoln police Officer Edward Krawetz returns Monday to Providence Superior Court, where a judge is scheduled to announce a verdict in his case.

Krawetz is charged with felony assault in connection with an incident that was recorded on video outside a Lincoln slot parlor in May 2009.

It occurred as the handcuffed woman waited on a curb for a cruiser to take her to the police station for booking on a disorderly conduct charge. His attorney says the woman kicked

Krawetz first and he was defending himself.

Krawetz was a Lincoln police officer for more than 12 years before his December 2009 indictment. He has been suspended without pay.


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