Woman to receive $66,000 settlement from New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who sued police for using bogus information to get a search warrant for her apartment is receiving $66,000.

The Hartford Courant reports New Britain has agreed to pay $66,000 to Giuseppina Sanseverino.

Her federal lawsuit says police smashed a door with a battering ram, destroyed furniture and illegally searched her home during an attempt to arrest her son in 2010.

They had a warrant for his arrest, which she said was based on fabricated information.

The city and Sanseverino reached the deal just before the trial was to begin in late May.

The common council unanimously approved the settlement Wednesday night. They did not comment on it.

Corporation Counsel Gennaro Bizzarro couldn’t be reached Thursday.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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