Akron Police officer sentenced to 6 months in jail for brutal beating

Akron Police officer sentenced to 6 months in jail for brutal beating

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Akron Police officer Adam Campbell was sentenced Thursday after a jury found him guilty of assault.

"Mr. Campbell, the court will sentence you to six months in jail, with that sentence suspended, 12 months probation which will be transferred to Summit County, you're to pay a $500 fine and court costs. You're to pay a $1,000 restitution to the victim," said Judge Joseph D. Russo.

Officer Campbell was sentenced to six months in jail -- suspended, which means he won't serve any time unless he violates his parole.

In 2015 Campbell brutally beat another man, Steven Crupp, in an altercation on Playhouse Square.

Crupp suffered six broken ribs, a hip fracture and an abscessed tooth.

He was not in court for the sentencing but gave a statement by Skype.

Campbell's lawyer asked the judge to put the officer on non-reporting probation because he's been on unpaid leave from the force and could lose his job.

Judge Russo also ordered Campbell to complete a course in anger management.

Campbell's lawyer says he expects there will be a civil suit and an appeal which is why the officer didn't speak in court.

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