NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut and AP) – The city of Hartford has settled a lawsuit against three police officers accused of illegally entering an apartment and beating a Massachusetts man before and after he was handcuffed.
Lawyers in the case told a federal judge in New Haven on Tuesday that the civil case was settled. Terms weren’t disclosed.
Jonathan Bussolari, of Westfield, Massachusetts, said the officers entered his girlfriend’s apartment in Hartford without permission while responding to a noise complaint in November 2012. He said the officers, without provocation, beat him and smashed his face into doors and walls.
Bussolari said he suffered multiple injuries including facial wounds, a concussion and eye damage.
The officers – William Gorman, Justin Nelson and Peter Shon – said in court documents that Bussolari resisted arrest. They denied using excessive force.
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