November 22, 2013 12:24 PM

KC officer pleads guilty to hitting handcuffed robbery suspect

Seven years after receiving a Medal of Valor, a Kansas City police officer reported to jail Friday to begin a 30-day sentence for repeatedly punching a handcuffed prisoner. Jackson County prosecutors charged Carl Counti, 39, with misdemeanor assault in connection with the Oct. 5 incident near 24th Street and Cypress Avenue that left the prisoner with a swollen and bruised face.

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