Police Sergeant Investigated For Beating Suspect

CHICAGO (CBS) Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says he has placed an officer on desk duty while authorities investigate allegations about the possible beating of a suspect while in custody.

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Weis said he found the allegations being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority were disturbing, and involved an officer in a supervisory capacity. He said the incident reported to the IPRA allegedly occurred earlier this week.

“This conduct, if true, is inexcusable,” Weis, addressing the allegations, said at a Friday night news conference.

Weis left the news conference at police headquarters without providing any more specifics, but police spokesman Roderick Drew later said the officer involved was a sergeant.

Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti of the Chicago Police News Affairs Office said late Friday that the department would be providing no more comment for the time being, and referred any questions to the IPRA.

  • mioshe chatman

    i know the officer involved and these allegations are ubsurd.

  • jean

    which district is the officer in??

  • A citizen

    At least Weis stands up to POLICE BRUTALITY in this city! Someone needs to because it is everywhere!

  • mioshe chatman

    no he’s not that’s not important what district he’s in the allegations r ubsurd and hold no merit he is an outstanding cop and always has been risking his life everyday to protect city street and this is how the city repays him for his duty that’s ubsurd as well

  • Mike

    A lot of people file false police brutality reports after they provoke officers. Others do it for financial gain as well.

  • Mr. Voter

    ….if he has clout, which he does to be a Sgt. then he’ll walk, maybe come out of this a Lt…..
    IL. Land of Coruption……….

  • mioshe chatman

    o he has cloat and i have no doubt that he will walk but the red tape is stressful on him and officers have enough stress on them from the job as a whole and god is with him NO DOUBT!!!!!!!!!!! HE WILL BE FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Big Al

    These criminal cops hide behind the protective skirt of the Unions. Nothing will be done and the truth will never be told. Get used to it folks – you brought it upon yourselves. Time to suffer a bit…

  • mioshe chatman

    true there are criminal cops but this one isn’t

  • So What

    Another as—–le that deseved a knock on the noggin..Yawn. Let the police do their job.

  • Centurion

    Chicago does have a new lottery game you can play..its called…RESIST ARREST. The slightest nudge to a cop and you get the snot beaten out of you. Within 2 years…you will then collect several hundred thousand dollars or more. RESIST ARREST….the instant millionaire game.

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