PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Edward Krawetz , the Lincoln officer convicted of assault , won't be going to prison.
He was sentenced in Providence Superior Court Monday to 10 years, with all 10 suspended. Krawetz was also ordered to attend mental health counseling.
"He's a hardworking guy so hopefully he'll be able to pick up the pieces and move forward with his life," said defense attorney John Harwood.
In January, a Providence Superior Court judge convicted Officer Krawetz of felony battery with a dangerous weapon.
Krawetz was accused of kicking a handcuffed woman outside Twin River casino in 2009 after the woman tried to kick him. The incident was caught on surveillance camera.
Krawetz was removing Donna Levesque from the facility for disorderly conduct. While testifying in his own defense, Krawetz said he kicked Levesque in self defense.
He waived his right to a jury trial in January, and instead opted for the judge to hear the evidence.
It's not the first time Krawetz has been convicted of assault. In 2001 he was convicted of misdemeanor assault after a confrontation with a man who was jogging with friends in Cumberland. He was suspended for 30 days following that case.
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