Published on Sep 2, 2012 by 5portsCenter
Lincoln cop convicted of kicking handcuffed woman in head resigns from police force
LINCOLN, R.I. — A Lincoln police officer convicted earlier this year of felony battery for kicking a handcuffed woman in the head outside the Twin River Casino has resigned from the department.
The Providence Journal reports that the Lincoln town administrator said the town had accepted an “unconditional and irrevocable” resignation from Officer Edward Krawetz (KRA’-witz).
Krawetz, who was on an unpaid suspension, had been fighting to keep his job, but decided to drop his effort to remain on the force.
A state judge convicted Krawetz in January of felony battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking Donna Levesque, of Uxbridge, Mass., outside the casino. The encounter was caught on surveillance video.
In March, Krawetz was given a 10-year suspended sentence with probation.