Louima Cop Seeks Sentence Reduction
Former NYC cop Charles Schwarz, convicted in one of the most brutal cop-beatings ever, that of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima who was sodomized with a broomstick in the police station, is seeking a sentence reduction. Schwarz was convicted of perjury by lying when he told authorities he was not in the bathroom of the police station when fellow cop Justin Volpe, now doing 30 years for the assault, attacked Louima.
Prosecutors say Schwarz held Louima down while another officer sodomized the handcuffed prisoner with a broken broomstick; Schwarz maintains he wasn't there.
Schwarz was sentenced to 60 months and maintains prosecutors promised to ask the Bureau of prisons to cut 13 months off his sentence if he refrained from publicly discussing the case. The prosecutors made the request and BOP turned it down. Schwarz is now seeking to have the Judge throw out his original 5 year sentence and resentence him to 47 months.
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