New Indictment Filed in South Beloit Tasering Case

By: Meghan Dwyer Email
By: Meghan Dwyer Email

SOUTH BELOIT (WIFR) -- Attorneys for the former mayor of South Beloit Randy Kirichkow filed a motion to dismiss the charges against him in January, arguing prosecutors failed to adequately plead that he obstructed justice.

Kirichkow faces two charges of obstructing justice and two charges of official misconduct for the role he played in the now-infamous 2008 tasering incident of an intoxicated woman.

The video shows former police chief Tom Fearn and former police sargeant Brad McCaslin hold the woman down and tase her when she refused to sit down on a bench.

Because of the motion to dismiss, prosecturs re-filed a superseding indictment last week. They now claim Kirichkow hid the videotape of the incident to protect McCaslin from prosecution.

The original indictment didn't specity what physical evidence he concealed.

Kirichkow's attorney says they are still deciding whether or not to move to dismiss the new indictment.

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