Chicago officer may face prison in wheelchair beating
By Erika Slife
A Chicago police officer whose federal prosecution has driven a wedge between many rank-and-file cops and Supt. Jody Weis faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced for the videotaped beating of a man shackled to a wheelchair in 2005.
William Cozzi pleaded guilty in January to using excessive force when he struck Randy Miles, a combative hospital patient, about a dozen times with a sap, a leather spatula-shaped object.