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Should he ever be an officer again?

Posted by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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I say no.  The woman was down and cuffed.


How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


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futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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What is the whole story?

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

 UGH

From the looks of this, a big fat HELL NO MAN.

UGH

iggwhipped72
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Link? So far it doesn't look good and I'd like to see him jailed for this.
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HoosierNative
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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There is no reason any officer should have to use this kind of force when someone is seated and cuffed regardless of what the story is. Unfortunately bad cops like him give good cops a bad stereotype. No he shouldn't get his job back.
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GLWerth
by Gina on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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I'd say no.

However, I'll keep checking back for the flood of responses to defend what he did and remind us that police officers are always 100% in the right.

Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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 In a still picture it's hard to tell. We have no idea what the situation was. From the look of it, it's pretty damning for him.

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

While outside, Krawetz went into Levesque's purse to get her license at the request of casino security personnel. That's when Krawetz said he felt Levesque kick him in the shin, prompting him to respond by kicking her, officials have said.

http://www2.turnto10.com/news/2012/mar/19/14/lincoln-officer-be-sentenced-kicking-woman-ar-970423/

survivorinohio
by René on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Here is most recent article on the case:

Disciplinary hearing begins for Lincoln policeman convicted of felony battery

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June 27, 2012 12:35 pm
By Mike McKinney

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A disciplinary hearing to determine whether to fire a Lincoln police officer convicted in May of assaulting a handcuffed woman outside the Twin River Slot parlor opened Wednesday morning at North Providence Town Hall.

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EDWARD KRAWETZ

The administrative hearing, conducted under the state's so-called Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, is to resume Aug. 21 and 22, when a three-member panel will hear testimony.

Vincent Ragosta, Lincoln's lawyer, said suspended Officer Edward M. Krawetz faces six offenses. He received a 10-year suspended sentence in March with mandatory counseling after he was convicted in Superior Court of felony battery with a dangerous weapon, his foot.

The panel members are: Charlestown Police Lt. Patrick J. McMahon, South Kingstown Capt. Jeffrey Allen and North Providence Police Capt. Brendon Furtado.

-- with reports from Michael McKinney, Journal staff writer

More news from the trial of Lincoln Patrolman Edward Krawetz

And Link:

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/06/disciplinary-he-1.html

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

He obviously needs to find a new line of work. There are too many police officers out there for the wrong reason. I'm not saying there aren't good police officers out there but this guy is not one of them.

survivorinohio
by René on Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I watched the video and saw her kick him though I am not thinking she did much damage.  I still think his reaction was way over the top.  Obviously the courts thought it was too as they convicted but no real sentence and he wants his job back so those two things kinda conflict.

Should police have control over their emotions all the time?

How far you go in life depends on your being: tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of both the weak and strong.  Because someday in life you would have been one or all of these.  GeorgeWashingtonCarver


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