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Woman Sues City Over Alleged Assault By Policeman

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Bridgeport woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a city police officer is suing the city.

The Connecticut Post reports reports that the 27-year-old woman has filed a notice of her intent to sue in Superior Court.

In her court filing, the woman asserts that Officer Domenic Tartaglia came to her home on Nov. 16, 2012 and found her in extreme emotional distress.

She says he took her to his patrol car, eventually drove her to a secluded area and forced her to perform a sex act.

Tartaglia has been on administrative duty since the woman filed a complaint two days later. Bridgeport police say an internal affairs investigation in the hands of the Board of Police Commissioners.

Tartaglia has denied the allegations.
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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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