Alleged victim testifies that 25-year cop struck him repeatedly without provocation in 2010 incident partially caught by surveillance camera - Gregory Jeffries says his face was left swollen and bloodied after a Chicago police sergeant struck him four times in 2010 without provocation. "I felt pain," Gregory Jeffries testified Thursday during the first day of the trial of Sgt. Edward Howard Jr. on charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct. Jeffries was 19 and handcuffed when the alleged beating took place in a South Side restaurant parking lot. The incident was captured on a surveillance camera. Jeffries testified that Howard said nothing to him as he smacked him four times. Jeffries said he had been arrested for trespassing.
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