Milwaukee – Four months ago, Ray Calderone ended up in handcuffs in the back of a Milwaukee police car. While in the back, Calderone alerted police officers that he needed to use the bathroom by tapping on the inside of the back window with his foot. Former deputy Scott Krause is seen on video opening the door and yelling at Calderone to stop kicking the window and then shuts the door. Calderone does not heed the warning and begins tapping the window with his foot again. This time Krause opens the door, and pops the handcuffed Calderone a few times in the face before shutting the door. Krause is now headed to prison. Check out the video – you can almost see the old batman television show sound effects pop up every time Krause lands a punch.
After Calderone complained about his face being used as a punching bag, Krause pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and misconduct in public office. On the 5th, Krause learned his fate – a year and a half behind bars. Krause has no history of violence and tearfully apologized to Calderone, Calderone’s family and police officers in general, but the judge felt that the abuse of power was too great to ignore. Calderone did not speak with reporters after the verdict, but his attorney said that his client felt the sentence was a fair one.Tags: Beating, handcuffs, Milwaukee, police brutality