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Trial begins for Chicago police sergeant accused of kneeling on teen in Park Ridge

FOX 32 Chicago
June 5, 2023

Accused of pinning a teenage boy to the ground, a Chicago police sergeant is on trial nearly one year after the incident, which was captured on cellphone video.

The viral video sparked protests and allegations of racial profiling.

Michael Vitellaro has been charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery – both felony counts. His bench trial got underway Monday morning at the Skokie Courthouse, so in this case, there is no jury.

Read more of Kasey Chronis's reporting on FOX 32 Chicago.

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