Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Two Milan police officers to trial for beating 63-year-old

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(ANSA) – Milan, September 12 – Two 24-year-old police
officers in Milan must face trial for beating up a 63-year-old
man while they were off-duty last May.
Milan court judge Alessandra Clemente accepted the
prosecutor's request for "immediate judgment", and the two
accused police officers – currently in jail - have requested an
accelerated trial, ANSA learned Wednesday.
In Italy, an accelerated trial results in an automatic
reduction of the sentence by one third if the defendant is found
guilty.
The two police officers, Federico Spallino and Davide
Sunseri, were arrested in June accused of smashing the face of
the 63-year-old, as well as lying, slandering and falsifying
documents for filing a claim that the victim had put up
resistance to a public official.
The victim, Luigi Vittorino Morneghini, was "a little
harassing" and "drunk", according a reconstruction of the event,
which was caught on videotape by a security camera.
The beating took place in the Navigli neighborhood – known
for its nightlife – at about 3am on May 21.
Judge Clemente wrote in her order "the videocamera does not
lie" and shows "inexplicable, inhuman violence".
The judge wrote that the defendants reacted with a mix of
violence, "arrogance and cockiness" that makes them a ‘public
danger’.
After assaulting Morneghini, the judge wrote, the two
officers – who were off-duty at the time of the attack - filed
a complaint against the elderly man, claiming the victim had
attacked them first and then fell on his face.
A doctor's report described Morneghini's face as 'smashed'
with 40 fractures.
The trial will begin in October.

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