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FBI Arrests Chicago Cop in Onging Probe Into Tow Truck Kickbacks

chicago_police_patchBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

FBI agents on Tuesday arrested a Chicago cop police officer as part of an ongoing probe into officers taking kickbacks from tow truck drivers, the Chicago Tribune reported.

A federal complaint filed against cop James Wodnicki alleged that he received  cash bribes from tow truck operators in exchange for preferential treatment at accident scenes, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The complaint suggests other cops were involved as well, but authorities declined to say if more arrests were forthcoming, the Tribune reported.

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Chicago Cop Pleads In Fed Court To Beating Handcuffed Man In Wheelchair

In a department that has had its fair share of negative publicity, this can’t help.

BY FRAN MAIN
Chicago Sun-Times
CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer pleaded guilty today to a civil rights violation for beating a 60-year-old man who was handcuffed and shackled to a wheelchair.
“I lost it,” Officer William Cozzi admitted in federal court.
The government is seeking a sentence of six to eight years for the 51-year-old officer.
Cozzi previously was convicted on a state charge of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to 18 months’ probation.
After the Chicago Sun-Times obtained a videotape of the beating, police Supt. Jody Weis referred the case to the FBI for federal prosecution.
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