Marion cop reaches deal in alleged brutality case

Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 8:30 am
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MARION, Ill. (AP) One of two Marion police officers suspected of mistreating a man in custody has reached a deal with the city that involves no disciplinary action.

Police Chief John Eibeck didn't publicly detail specifics of the agreement involving the officer he says remains on paid leave as the FBI probes the alleged claims of brutality.

WSIL-TV reports that officer and his attorney met with the city's police and fire merit board and other city police officials.

The Marion Police Department has said its in-house video monitoring shows the two officers' Feb. 10 handling of an individual taken into custody appeared to violate Illinois law and departmental policy.

The detainee was arrested on various unspecified misdemeanors and felonies.

No charges have been filed.


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