From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
Carmelo Mendez is demanding the city pay $5 million after police officers allegedly beat him, denied him medical care and then arrested him after dozens of officers broke up his niece’s 12th birthday party at his sister-in-law’s Colorado Avenue home in 2017.
His lawsuit, claiming his constitutional rights were violated by Mayor Joseph Ganim, Police Chief Armando Perez and 13 police officers, was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court here.
… This comes after an Office of Internal Affairs Investigation found that 17 officers and two civilian detention officers used excessive force, lied on official police reports and violated a laundry list of Police Department regulations in the Colorado Avenue incident.
Full story here.