Conflicting testimony marks assault trial of city police officer
Rawlins accused of using excessive force in July arrest
The answers varied depending on who was asked.
Rawlins, 25, is on trial on charges of assault, perjury and misconduct in office. If convicted, he could be sent to prison for up to 20 years, said Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Ritter, who is prosecuting the case. Because misconduct in office is a common-law offense, there is no statutory penalty.
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