Sunday, April 28, 2013

Excessive force complaints, lawsuits plague Greater New Haven police

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
While a federal probe concluded that unreasonable force was tolerated and encouraged in East Haven’s police department, three other Greater New Haven departments are facing more lawsuits alleging police brutality, a New Haven Register investigation found.
New Haven, Hamden, West Haven and East Haven have the bulk of the region’s legal complaints alleging excessive force — and attorneys representing those who are suing claim the departments have a problem and need to take action.

Read the full story here.

Watch a slideshow of individuals alleging police brutality here.

Read more about some excessive force cases in the region here

See a list of lawsuits with links to documents here.

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