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Middletown man suing city for 2015 toy gun arrest

10/6/17 - A man suing the city claims he was arrested under false pretenses and suffered irreparable damages when police accused him of “brandishing” a toy gun while paying his property taxes at Town Hall two years ago.
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John Borg v Town of Westport

8/22/17 - On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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Enfield Town Councilors Settle Two More Police Brutality Lawsuits

1/20/17 - Town councilors have decided to settle two more lawsuits filed against former K-9 police officer Matthew Worden, accused in 11 federal lawsuits of police brutality.
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Judge Rejects Probation For Former UHart Student

12/14/16 - A judge on Tuesday rejected a former University of Hartford student’s request to have his case resolved through a special form of probation available to first-time offenders.
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Enfield Settles Fourth Police Brutality Lawsuit In Three Months

11/15/16 - Town councilors have settled the fourth police brutality lawsuit that names former Officer Matthew Worden.
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Enfield Council Settles Two More Police Brutality Lawsuits

10/4/16 - An eighth lawsuit has been filed against the town, police department and several officers alleging police brutality and excessive force during an arrest.
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Hartford Schools Chief Stepping Down

9/8/16 - Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez said Thursday that she was stepping down as the city's schools chief to take a new job that will relocate her to Okinawa, Japan.
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Lawsuits claim excessive force by Enfield police; Chief sees no pattern of misconduct, while lawyer calls PD a ‘wolfpack’

7/28/16 - Former Enfield police Officer Matthew Worden and his police dog, Falco, compete in 2013 in the 22nd annual Connecticut K9 Olympics in Mansfield. Worden is the subject of eight lawsuits against the Enfield Police Department claiming excessive use of force by police. (Jared Ramsdell / Journal Inquirer)(Jared Ramsdell / Journal Inquirer)
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Hartford Schools' Chief Of Staff Stepping Down

7/7/16 - Gislaine Ngounou, a top aide to Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez who became enmeshed in a controversy that continues to swirl around the city schools, is stepping down after two years on the job.
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Mother Suing Hartford, City Schools Over Alleged Negligence In Genao Case

6/23/16 - The mother of a 13-year-old girl who police say received sexual text messages from a longtime Hartford school administrator is suing the school system, top school officials and the city of Hartford over alleged negligence in the case.
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Two Arraigned In University Of Hartford Home Invasion, Armed Robbery University of Hartford campus reacts to assaults and robberies

4/18/16 - Two University of Hartford students charged in connection with a home invasion and armed robbery early Saturday were arraigned Monday in Superior Court in Hartford and ordered held on high bail.
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Couple Plan To Sue. Over Arrest

4/18/16 - A couple from South Carolina arrested outside Enfield High School last month filed a notice of intent to sue the town and the police department, including the police chief and a number of individual officers.
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Former Conn. Lawmaker Could Be on Hook for $5 Million in Family Probate Battle

2/18/16 - During Edwin Jarmoc's life, he ran a successful tobacco farm in Enfield, building the business until it was valued in the millions of dollars. After he died; a lengthy legal squabble ensued between his two children, with each accusing the other of mishandling their father's assets.
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Probate Judge: Ex-Connecticut Lawmaker Took Improper Loans From Tobacco Farm

2/5/16 - A probate judge has ruled that a former state legislator "unjustly enriched" himself at the expense of his family's Enfield tobacco farm and that he owes his father's estate more than $2 million.
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Feburary sentencing for Stamford's hit-man-for hire millionaire

1/29/16 - A millionaire businessman lost a pitched legal battle to have his hit-man-for-hire conviction overturned and a new trial convened, clearing the way for a February sentencing that could put him away for up to 40 years.
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Exotic dancers’ suit over low pay and tips goes to arbitration

1/27/16 - Keepers Gentlemen's Club on Woodmont Rd. in Milford, Conn. Six exotic dancers at the strip club will have their claims of unfair pay reviewed by an arbitrator.
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Conn. Judge Says Exotic Dancers Must Arbitrate Wage Claims

1/25/16 - Exotic dancers who perform at the Keepers Gentlemen's Club in Milford claim they haven't been paid fairly – they say they haven't received minimum wage and aren't even allowed to keep all of the tips customers give them.
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Police Video Surveillance of Psychologists' House Prompts Lawsuit

9/4/15 - A married couple from Westport is suing the town and several of its police officers for what they claim is unlawful video surveillance of their home.
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Second Circuit Reinstates Police Force Case

8/13/15 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York has reinstated an excessive force lawsuit against Hartford police after a man's back was allegedly broken in two places during a 2009 arrest.
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Court Reinstates Brutality Lawsuit Against Hartford Police

8/10/15 - A federal appeals court has reinstated a brutality lawsuit against Hartford police by a man whose back and a rib were broken during a drug arrest in 2009.
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Eighth Civil Lawsuit Names Former Enfield Police Officer

7/2/15 - Another civil lawsuit has been filed against the town, the police department and several police officers, including former Officer Matthew Worden.
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7th lawsuit filed against Enfield police alleging excessive force used in arrest

5/22/15 - A Maine man has filed a lawsuit against the town, Police Chief Carl Sferrazza, and four police officers, including former Officer Matthew Worden, saying Worden used excessive force during a 2013 arrest.
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7th Lawsuit Filed Over 2013 Arrest

5/22/15 - A seventh person has filed a civil lawsuit against the town and police department regarding an arrest made in August 2013 and naming embattled former officer Matthew Worden, among others.
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Video Captures Arrest At Heart Of Brutality Lawsuit

5/1/15 - A Hartford man has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming he was the victim of police brutality when an officer punched him in the face and pulled him from his vehicle seconds after he drove into his condominium parking lot.
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Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Enfield Police In Brutality Case

3/25/15 - The Windsor man whose brutality complaint eventually led to the firing of Enfield police officer Matthew Worden has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the police department.
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Reanimate Grand Jury, State Prosecutor System

2/17/15 - So where have all of Connecticut's prosecutors gone? For the past several decades, nearly all criminal prosecutions of consequence in Connecticut have been brought by federal prosecutors.
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Fifth Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Former Enfield K-9 Officer

1/20/15 - ENFIELD- A local man has filed the fifth civil lawsuit against former K-9 Police Officer Matthew Worden.
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3 Civil Rights Lawsuits Filed

11/19/14 - ENFIELD- The town was served with three lawsuits Tuesday charging that former Enfield poice Officer Matthew Worde violated the three plaintiffs' civil rights when he used excessive force during their arrests.
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Former Enfield K-9 Officer Appeals Town's Decision To Fire Him, Ninth Notice To Sue Filed

10/22/14 - Former Enfield officer Matthew Worden, recently fired by department, appeals decision in wake of ninth notice.
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Another Lawsuit Notice Filed Against Enfield Officer

9/17/14 - A seventh person has filed a notice of intent to sue after being arrested by K-9 officer Matthew Worden.
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Former Enfield councilman's wife plans to sue town over police use of force in arrest

8/28/14 - A former councilman's wife has filed a notice of intent to sue the town, Police Department, and four police officers, including embattled Officer Matthew Worden, claiming that the excessive force used in arresting her in 2011 caused extensive injuries.
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Woman Says Enfield Police Officers Broke Her Leg, Tore Ligaments In Arm

8/27/14 - ...Barbara Crowley has joined a list of residents who allege that they were the victims of excessive force by police Officer Matthew Worden.
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Charges Dropped Against Man Who Accused Police Of Brutality

8/18/14 - The state quietly agreed Tuesday to drop criminal charges against a Windsor man who has accused an Enfield police officer of brutality during an arrest that was captured on video in April.
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More Lawsuit Notices Filed Over Enfield Officer

8/12/14 - Two more men have filed notices of their intent to sue the town after confrontations with K-9 Officer Matthew Worden.
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Closer Scrutiny Of Officer Didn't Stop Citizen Complaints

8/8/14 - Enfield police officials were so concerned about the number of citizen complaints against officer Matthew Worden early last year that they ordered shift commanders to keep close tabs on the K-9 officer, department records show.
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Enfield Officer Target Of Another Brutality Complaint

8/5/14 - A man who claims he was the victim of police brutality when he was shot with a stun gun multiple times by officer Matthew Worden has filed a notice of intent to sue the town.
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Lawyer decries prosecutor's failure to sign warrant to arrest Enfield officer

7/25/14 - The lawyer representing a Windsor man who has accused Enfield police of brutality called it "incredible" that a Hartford prosecutor rejected an arrest warrant application prepared by Enfield police, who sought to arrest one of their own in the case.
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Windsor Man Intends To Sue Enfield Over Police Brutality Claim

7/23/14 - A Windsor man who alleges he was the victim of excessive force during an April arrest intends to sue the town.
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Prosecutor Rejects Enfield Police Effort To Arrest Officer

7/22/14 - The Hartford state's attorney has rejected an arrest warrant submitted by Enfield police to charge one of their own officers with third-degree assault and fabricating evidence..
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City Files Lawsuit
Allegations of bullying by Duggan teacher

7/13/14 - Attorneys representing three city students have filed a lawsuit claiming former Duggan Elementary School teacher Marylou Addona subjected the children "to a constant stream of bullying, abuse and harassment.
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Jury awards Montville grandfather $50,000 in damages in excessive-force suit against New London police

6/3/14 - A jury awarded a Montville man $50,000 in damages Monday for his claim that New London police used excessive force when they arrested him following a brawl at a New London junior boys' varsity basketball game in 2010.
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Slain man's family wants report; cops support officer

1/15/14 - Melissa Gibbs knealed slowly, placing the votive candle at the foot of the Coleman Street driveway where her 21-year-old son died after being shot by a police officer April 1.
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Suit claims police beat teen after foot chase

11/8/13 - An attorney for a 15-year-old boy who claimed police beat him with a stun gun is suing city police and the city.
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COOL JUSTICE: Meriden cop gets $5,000 to resign, his alleged rape victim gets criticized

8/20/13 - Connecticut's newest federal judge, Michael Shea, got off to a bad start. Shea ran smack into a huge pile of "deliberate indifference" and "inadequate supervision" and blew it off.
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Dead Man's Brother Sues City

4/11/13 - Nearly two years after Oscar "Primo" Santiago Rivera died following an encounter with cops, his family is bringing his story to court.
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Cool Justice: A 'Don Bolles Project' for fallen Internet activist Aaron Swartz

1/22/13 - Did federal prosecutors and MIT play a role in the death of prodigy and Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz? Without a doubt, they tightened the noose – again and again and again.
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Lake residents to sue Lebanon

4/3/12 - More than 35 lake property owners filed a notice of intent to sue the current and former planning and zoning commission members.
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Sister asks court to take property away from Enfield tobacco farmer Stephen Jarmoc

2/15/12, Stephen and Laura Jarmoc battle in court.
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NACDL December E-News

12/21/11 - NACDL December 2011 E-News, Volume 10, Number 12.
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Probate judge removes Jarmoc as executor

06/16/11 - A probate judge has removed tobacco farmer Stephen Jarmoc as the executor of his father's estate, which has been the subject of a bitter legal battle between Jarmoc and his sister.
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First He's Hit by a Car, Then a $50 Ticket

3/29/11 - Talk about adding insult to injury. A CT Transit bus driver, who was hit by BMW earlier, had the added bonus of being fined by police shortly after the accident ...
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Injured bus driver to fight traffic ticket

3/28/11 - Nearly a month after being thrown into the air by a BMW on East Putnam Avenue, a CT Transit bus driver said it isn't just his injuries that still hurt....
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Police cite bus driver hit by car with jaywalking fine

3/4/11 - Roger Bouzy was hit by a car while crossing the highway after helping out a fellow bus driver....
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Good Samaritan Struck By Car, Ticketed For Jaywalking

3/3/11 - Roger Bouzy was in a Connecticut hospital on March 3, 2011, after suffering multiple injuries when he was struck by a car while trying to help out another motorist. This Good Samaritan was also fined $50 for jaywalking....
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First hit by a car, then a $50 Ticket

March 2011
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SIBLINGS FEUD OVER TOBACCO FARMER FATHER’S ESTATE

2/17/11 - In a probate battle over former tobacco farmer Edwin Jarmoc’s estate, his daughter has accused her brother of fraud and self-dealing and using his father’s estate as collateral to take out millions of dollars in loans while his father suffered from dementia...
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Siblings fued over tobacco farm feather's estate

2/14/11 - In a probate battle over former tobacco farmer Edwin Jarmoc's estate, his daughter has accused her brother of fraud and self-dealing and using his father's estate as collateral to take out millions of dollars in loans while his father suffered from dementia.
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Police misconduct lawsuit carries on in Newington

1/7/11 - A lawsuit was recently filed against the town of Newington and the Newington Police Department's Jeanine Allin and Chief Richard C. Mulhall...
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Former Councilor Suing Old Lyme

12/19/10 - Berlin residents Stephen and Evelyn Anderson have enjoyed their small summer cottage near the beach in Old Lyme for the past 40-plus years...
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In Old Lyme, Fighting a Curb on Year-Round Use

12/16/10 - Rosemary and Peter Breen (standing to the right of their house) are among the owners in Old Lyme who have supported a legal challenge to the town’s classification of some houses as seasonal...
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EH council, local man agree to settlement of police bias claim

1/7/10 - The Town Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit filed by a local man that claimed police used unnecessary force and racially harassed him...
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Connecticut Law Tribune - Family Can’t Sue Police After Faulty Raid

6/8/09 - Officers had a valid warrant, but the wrong apartment
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Law Tribune News - Cool Justice, Prison Memoirs Of An Innocent Man

Lisa is a big deal in prison. "Lisa" is the brand name for state-issued soap in Connecticut jails, where such commodities take on special meaning.
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Lawsuit: Police Beat Suspect

5/2/09 - A lawsuit filed in federal court Friday accuses members of a regional police task force of "savagely" beating a suspect during a drug bust in Glastonbury, giving him what his lawyer called "a hole in his head."
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The Hartford Courant - Lawsuit Claims Police Task Force Beat Suspect

5/1/09 - A lawsuit filed in federal court today accuses members of a regional police task force of "savagely" beating a suspect during a drug bust in Glastonbury, giving him what his lawyer called "a hole in his head."
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New Britain Herald - Man sues city, police for tearing out catheter

09/14/2008 - A city man has filed a federal lawsuit against police, claiming they violated his civil rights when they roughed him up and tore his catheter out during a Feb. 28 search of his residence.
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Challenging Connecticut’s Bail Bond System

July 18, 2008 - Many of Hartford Attorney A. Paul Spinella’s clients have one thing in common: they were wrongfully imprisoned and held for long periods before the charges against them were dropped.
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New Britain Herald - Lawyer: Cops hurt discharged patient during search

May 9, 2008 - A neighbor of men charged with molesting a 14-year-old boy and 3-month-old baby was seriously injured by police during a search of his house, according to lawyer A. Paul Spinella of Hartford, who said Thursday he filed a notice of intent to sue police and the city.
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Hartford Courant - Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Southington Town Clerk

May 6, 2008 - The daughter of a man who died in 2005 is suing Town Clerk Leslie Cotton, accusing Cotton of granting a fraudulent marriage license to her father that let the woman he married get a substantial part of his estate.
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Hartford Courant - DUI Arrest Sparks Lawsuit

2/2/08 - Rights Violated, Resident Alleges - A 50-year-old resident is suing the town, police chief and three police officers involved in his April arrest on drunken driving charges despite tests by officers that showed he had no alcohol or drugs in his system.
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Hartford Courant - Avon man sues for alleged wrongful drunken driving arrest

2/2/08 - An Avon man is suing the town and members of the police department, claiming he was wrongfully arrested for drunken driving last April.
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Hartford Courant - Middletown Man Sues, Says Officer Violated Rights

A local man who got into a confrontation with a city police officer in a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot last year has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the officer violated his civil rights.
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Hartford Courant - East Hartford Man Sues Police Over Incident At His Home

A local man has filed a federal lawsuit against the town police department, alleging that officers raided his home without a warrant during a search for the driver of a stolen car, then beat and verbally abused him before realizing they had targeted the wrong address.
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Enfield - Ex-democratic Chairman plans to sue former mayor

May 28, 2007 - A longstanding feud between former Democratic town chairman Jack Mancuso and former mayor Patrick Tallarita took another turn last week, when Mancuso filed a notice of intent to commence civil action in connection with a May incident at Shaw’s supermarket.
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Hartford Courant - Dads' Suit: Arrests Illegal

February 27, 2007 - Deadbeat dads claiming they were illegally arrested by civilians posing as state marshals during a sweep in Waterbury last October have sued the state.
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Glastonbury - Search and Destroy

November 23, 2006 - A Glastonbury man accuses the police of racism after he is arrested and thrown naked to the floor. But just what was the guy up to?
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FAMILIES FILE SUIT OVER POLICE SHOOTINGS

11/07/06 - The families of two young Hartford men who were shot last year in a confrontation with a city police officer -- one fatally -- have filed a federal lawsuit against the city, a former police chief and the officer who fired the shots....
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Case Against Hartford Cop filed in U.S. District Court

11/03/06 - While the state's manslaughter case against Hartford Police Officer Robert Lawlor is expected to begin on Nov. 20, lawyers for the two teens he shot, one fatally, filed a wrongful death and civil rights complaint Friday against the officer in U.S. District Court...
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DUI arrest sparks lawsuit

Avon - Rights Violated, Resident Alleges A 50-year-old resident is suing the town, police chief and three police officers involved in his April arrest on drunken driving charges despite tests by officers that showed he had no alcohol or drugs in his system.
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Danbury - Police face "excessive force" suit

Videotapes from surveillance camera at the Danbury Police Department are expected to be used in a civil suit against the city that alleges the Department used “excessive force” against a 21-year-old Bethel man arrested in May on motor vehicle charges.
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prweb.com - Do We Need Protection from the Police?

July 16, 2006 - We depend on the state and local law enforcement to protect us from criminals in our society. But what happens when a small child and grandmother need protection from the authorities who are charged with protecting them?
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Hartford Advocate - The Letter of the Law

October 13, 2005 - Three years after police arrested Frank L. Robinson on a drug warrant and threw him in jail, they admit they were looking for a different guy with the same name
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Families Welcome Federal Inquiry Into City Shootings

6/2/05 - The families of two Hartford men who were shot by a Hartford police officer last month are pleased that a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., has been assigned to look into whether an independent, federal investigation of the shooting should be conducted, attorneys for both families said Wednesday...
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