The city of Stamford, Conn. has agreed to pay $230,000 to settle a lawsuit by a woman who was punched in the face by a police officer outside a night club in 2009. The excessive force lawsuit alleged that the police officer punched the plaintiff in the face while she was on her way to her job at the club. The officer then left the plaintiff bleeding and shackled in a police car until other officers took her to the hospital. The civil settlement was reached just as the case was about to go on trial for a second time.
Daniel Tepfer and John Nickerson, The Advocate 04/09/2014
Apr 10th, 2014
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