Ex-cop admits lying
The week's news at a glance.
A judge sentenced a former New York City police officer to five years in prison this week for lying about his role in the torture of a Haitian immigrant, Abner Louima, in police custody five years ago. Judge Reena Raggi told Charles Schwarz he had disgraced the badge. In a case that brought national attention to the issue of police brutality, prosecutors accused Schwarz of holding Louima while another officer, Justin Volpe, sodomized him with a broken broomstick. A last-minute plea deal barred Schwarz from proclaiming his innocence, but ended the case without confirming who held Louima down. Im glad its finally over, Louima said.