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New Charges In East Haven Police Civil Rights Case

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ One of four East Haven police officers charged in January with abusing Latino residents and others is facing new federal charges that he repeatedly hit a motorcycle with his police car, injuring two people.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said Jason Zullo was charged in a new indictment with unreasonable force and obstruction of justice. Authorities say in 2008 Zullo struck the motorcycle, causing the two victims to be thrown to the ground and then punched one of the victims who was injured and pinned to the ground.

A message was left with Zullo’s attorney.

One of the four, Sgt. John Miller, pleaded guilty Friday to using unreasonable force during an arrest. His attorney said the charge he pleaded guilty to did not involve a member of a minority group.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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