Chicago officer sentenced to 5 years for off-duty fight


By Norman Parish
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO A Chicago Police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for beating an Iowa college student to the point of brain injury and broken nose and jaw.

An Iowa judge Monday sentenced Michael Mette following his conviction for an assault causing serious injury, said Assistant Dubuque County attorney Timothy Gallagher.

The incident occurred in October 2005 near the University of Dubuque campus.

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