A federal grand jury in Bridgeport indicted four East Haven Police officers on charges of conspiring to violate, and violating, the civil rights of members of the East Haven community. It is alleged that unreasonable force was used when victims were unarmed, neither resisting nor interfering with the police, but rather securely under the control of the police or otherwise cooperative. In some cases, the victims were handcuffed with their hands behind their backs when officers assaulted them.
Sgt. John Miller and Officers David Cari, Dennis Spaulding, and Jason Zullo were arrested this morning without incident. According to allegations contained in the indictment, from approximately 2007 through 2011, Miller, Cari, Spaulding, and Zullo, while acting under color of law, conspired to injure, oppress, threaten, and intimidate various members of the East Haven community in violation of their constitutional rights.
The case is being investigated by the Civil Rights Squad of the FBI’s New York Field Office. New York FBI Special Operation teams, including its SWAT Team, assisted in today’s arrests.
“The four police officers charged today allegedly formed a cancerous cadre that routinely deprived East Haven residents of their civil rights,” said New York FBI Assistant Director in Charge Janice K. Fedarcyk. “The public should not need protection from those sworn to protect and serve. In simple terms, these defendants behaved like bullies with badges.”
by My Esoteric 5 days ago
With the addition of Justice Kavanaugh, the make-up of the Court is similar in temperament as the one that existed between 1840 and 1929. That Court destroyed American Civil Liberties then, and this Court will do the same. So let's see how the previous conservative Court ruled:* Prigg...
by Marlene Bertrand 19 months ago
Do American citizens give up their civil rights when they join the military?My husband told me that when he joined the military, they told him he was the property of the United States. That got me to wondering if that meant he lost his civil rights while he was serving in the military.
by Person of Interest 5 years ago
"Fourth of July DUI check is no celebration of freedom in tense video"http://now.msn.com/dui-checkpoint-video … -tennesseeThe bad news. You don't.The good news. Fortunately, most government employees act in good faith.
by talpots 8 years ago
What are the most common civil rights violations?
by Captain Redbeard 6 years ago
I have heard a lot of the gay rights movements comparing themselves the civil rights movements in the 60's. They say that their struggle for equality is the same as Black people's struggle and women’s equality and such. Is it the same thing?I don't know much about what gay people are deprived of...
by John Magee 5 years ago
Are civil rights lawyers responsible for our loss of civil rights?I am referring to the civil rights lawyers that defend the scum of our society. For example the organized crime gangs that recruit kids to sell drugs. They keep civil rights lawyers on retainer and the police will not go any...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|