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Burton Weinstein, Legendary Civil Rights Lawyer

April 10th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:

Burton Weinstein, a longtime civil rights lawyer who butted heads with police departments around the state and forced a change in the way police respond to domestic violence complaints, has died. He was 89.

Nicknamed “The mouth,” for his quick wit and often lengthy court oratories in defense of his clients’ rights, Weinstein often criticized police departments for what he saw was a lack of training of officers. His main target for nearly half a decade was the Bridgeport Police Department which he publicly accused of thuggery.

“Looking the other way in the face of severe misconduct, civil and even criminal, is the eleventh commandment of the Bridgeport Police Department,” he once said.

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