Superior Court has ruled that Edward Krawetz, a Lincoln police officer involved in the 2009 incident of kicking a handcuffed woman in the head, won’t serve any time behind bars, although he was facing a 7 year sentence with 18 months in jail. Instead he got a 10 year suspended ACI service and was sentenced to a 10 year probation.
The said incident happened outside Twin River Casino where a woman named Donna Levesque was arrested for disorderly conduct and handcuffed, sitting on the curb with Krawetz standing next to her. The surveillance camera shows the woman’s attempt to kick the cop in the shin, and him responding with a strong kick in Donna’s head. Krawetz stated he only kicked her out of self defense, but despite the fact that a woman with hands cuffed on her back and seated on the ground couldn’t pose a real threat, Superior Court judge Edward Clifton ruled in his favor.
This is not the first incident Krawetz was involved in. In 2001 he got a 30 day suspension for the assault on a man after the argument they had on the bike path.