BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who sued Connecticut police officers for excessive force after suffering a black eye and spending two days in jail has been awarded $323,000 by a jury.
“You just don’t treat people this way,” Attorney Chris DeMarco says.
The city attorney calls the award excessive. He plans to file a motion to reduce the verdict.
Diaz was arrested in May 2013 by officers responding to a call of two armed men. DeMarco says Diaz was hit with a stun gun and struck by an officer in the eye.
Diaz was held in jail and faced several charges, including assault on a police officer. The charges were later dropped.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com
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