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07 June 2012

Police Officers Face Federal Trial for Abuse

Interesting story about a federal lawsuit against the city of Springfield, Massachusetts and 4 police officers who beat and humiliated a man who they believed had cocaine on him.  After a search in the street and a strip search at the station they found nothing.  It wasn't until his clothes were returned to him that the cocaine was found.  That's a pretty suspicious turn of events.  It will be interesting to see if the city is found liable.  As a side note, a Springfield police officer was found guilty earlier this year of beating a man.  He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and had his pension stripped.  Maybe the people of Springfield need to clean up their police force.

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