Officer accuses other cops over Cucchi

31-year-old died in custody in 2009

(ANSA) - Rome, October 11 - One of the Carabinieri police officers on trial in relation to the death in custody of Rome draughtsman Stefano Cucchi in October 2009 has accused two other cops accused of beating the 31-year-old, a prosecutor told a court on Thursday. Cucchi died in a custodial hospital wing on the night between October 22 and 23, 2009, a week after he was picked up on minor drug charges.
    Cucchi's body had many injuries that his family said were the result of brutality.
    Thr prosecutor said Francesco Tedesco, one of three cops suspected of the beating, had given a statement in which he accused the other two, Alessio Di Bernardo and Raffaele D'Alessandro.
    Two other Carabinieri are also on trial - Roberto Mandolini for calumny and making false statements, and Vincenzo Nicolardi, for calumny.