“There is no way this man needs to have any authority,” according to the Change.org petition, which netted more than 400 signatures in the past three days.
Video surveillance of the May 2009 assault against Donna Levesque showed Krawetz, a 12-year-veteran, swinging his right foot to her face while she sat on the curb with her hands behind her back. The kick was powerful enough to knock her over.
Krawetz’s attorney, Gary Gentile, declined to comment after the hearing’s opening arguments last month, the station said.
The criminal case against Krawetz isn’t the first for him: In 2001, he pleaded no contest on a charge of simple assault against a man who was jogging.
Ragosta told the station that Krawetz is still eligible for a pension when he reaches retirement age.