- He has become a rallying point for rank and file police officers. Chicago Police Officer Bill Cozzi was convicted of beating a man shackled to a wheelchair, an incident caught on videotape. So why when a police officer does something so wrong and ends up in prison, does a billboard go up looking for support? [...].
The billboard is just outside Area Five Police Headquarters, on the east side of Central Avenue, just south of Grand Avenue.
Reminiscent of the Chicago flag, with red, white and blue, it says, "Bill Cozzi, Stay Strong Friend. You Will Not be Forgotten. Your Friends and Family."
Officer Bob Cavaiani spearheaded the effort to raise $3500 to pay for the billboard in less than 10 days.
Bob has a response to all the positive comments in our previous posting.