Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018

Two police officers sentenced for Milan beating, perjury


(ANSA) – Milan, October 12 – A Milan preliminary-hearings
judge on Friday handed down jail sentences to two police
officers accused of causing serious injury, perjury and libel
when they "smashed in" the face of a 63-year-old man in May and
lied about the facts.
The accused - Federico Spallino and Davide Sunseri - were
respectively sentenced to 3 years 10 months and to 3 years 8
months for the beating, dating to the night of May 20-21 in
Viale Gorizia in the Darsena area of Milan.
The prosecution had asked for the policemen to be sentenced
to 4 years in jail.
The court found them guilty of lying in their report that
said the victim, Luigi Vittorino Morneghini, was "a little
harassing" and "drunk" when footage from a security camera
proved otherwise.
The judge wrote in her arrest order that "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
After assaulting Morneghini, the judge wrote, the two
officers - who were off-duty at the time - 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.

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