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Conflicting Statements in Police Officer Trial

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News

WAUKEGAN, IL—Conflicting statements were given by the main witness in a case involving a Round Lake Park Police officer.

Waymon Vela is on trial for domestic battery, after he allegedly paddled the then 5-year-old daughter of a woman he has since married.

The girl, now 6, testified in court that injuries documented after Vela’s arrest were sustained in a fall…not from the paddling, which she originally said to a school official, and in a video interview with others.

The 19-year-police veteran has been on leave since his arrest. Trial continues today


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