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Connecticut Police Officers Charged with Targeting, Assaulting Hispanics

HeadlineJan 25, 2012

The FBI has arrested four police officers in East Haven, Connecticut, on allegations of assaulting Hispanics and then covering up their actions. The officers are accused of deliberately targeting Hispanics and subjecting them to abuses including beatings while handcuffed and unlawful searches. The officers also allegedly harassed and intimidated witnesses and fellow officers to avoid getting caught. The indictment also lists an unnamed co-conspirator believed to be the town’s police chief, Leonard Gallo. The charges follow a recent Justice Department probe that found East Haven police engaged in “biased policing, unconstitutional searches and seizures, and the use of excessive force.”

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