Rhode Island Police Officer Accused of Assault

In the wake of a Woonsocket police officer arraigned and arrested by the FBI for allegedly brutalizing a 16 year old boy and a videotape showing a Providence police officer striking a handcuffed suspect, the Associated Press reports that a Lincoln police officer has been charged by the RI State Police with assault with a deadly weapon.

The department says the alleged assault occurred May 31 while the officer, identified as Edward Krawetz, was working a uniformed police detail.

The department says it did its own internal investigation and forwarded it to the Rhode Island State Police for a criminal probe.

Capt. Raymond Bousquet says Krawetz has been with the department for 12 1/2 years.

More from the AP via the Journal blog:

A Rhode Island police officer has been charged with assaulting a woman after she was taken out of a slot parlor for being disorderly, authorities said Friday.

Officer Edward Krawetz has been suspended without pay and faces administrative charges as well, Lincoln police Capt. Raymond Bousquet said.

A person with knowledge of the May 31 incident tells The Associated Press a videotape shows Krawetz kicking the handcuffed woman in the head as the two waited outside for a patrol car to arrive. The person is not authorized to publicly discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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One response to “Rhode Island Police Officer Accused of Assault

  1. Pingback: Another Rhode Island Police Officer Accused of Brutality « Liberty News Network

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