- Associated Press - Thursday, July 11, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) - A former Cook County correctional officer who was caught on camera repeatedly punching a jail inmate has pleaded guilty to battery.

Miguel Ortiz was initially charged with two felony counts of official misconduct, but pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor battery.

The 47-year-old Ortiz was sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge. As part of his plea, Ortiz agreed to resign from the sheriff’s office, where he had been on unpaid administrative leave since May 2016.

Defense attorney Jerome Marconi told the Chicago Tribune that avoiding a felony conviction means Ortiz could keep his pension.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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