- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago police officer accused of using excessive force during a domestic call will be assigned to desk duty permanently and allowed to retire in 2018 with full pension benefits.

After an internal investigation into a 2015 incident, Elgin Police Officer Paul Sharp agreed both to a 30-day suspension and to resign from the force after 20 years in June of 2018.

According to a disciplinary settlement agreement, the incident happened in November 2015. After Sharp and his partner responded to a domestic call, a man and his ex-wife filed complaints alleging that Sharp had choked the man and pressed his knee into his back.

Elgin Police Chief Jeff Swoboda says the suspension has already been served and Sharp is scheduled to return to work this weekend.


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