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Michael Vitellaro biography: 13 things about ex-cop from Chicago, Illinois


Michael A. Vitellaro is from Chicago, Illinois, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. Aside from Chicago, he has lived in other parts of Illinois including Itasca.
  2. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago.
  3. On September 11, 2000, he became a Chicago Police Department officer.
  4. On November 4, 2008, he received the Presidential Election Deployment Award 2008.
  5. On January 1, 2009, he received the Crime Reduction Award 2009.
  6. On May 18, 2012, he received the Nato Summit Service Award.
  7. On October 7, 2012, he received the Superintendents Award of Valor.
  8. On June 1, 2016, he became a Chicago Police Department sergeant.
  9. On July 1, 2022, while he was off-duty, he was caught on camera pinning down a Puerto Rican boy Josh Nieves, then 14, of Chicago and pressing a knee to the boy’s back. He wrongly accused the boy of stealing his son’s bike in Park Ridge, Illinois.
  10. On August 17, 2022, he was relieved of his police powers.
  11. On August 18, 2022, he surrendered to Park Ridge Police Department and was taken to the Cook County courthouse in Skokie, Illinois to await a bond hearing.
  12. He was 49 years old when he was charged with official misconduct and aggravated battery on August 18, 2022.
  13. He will be back in court on September 8, 2022.

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