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Cossette Resigns in Meriden

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Meriden police officer has resigned after being convicted of using unreasonable force against a prisoner in the police department lockup. City Personnel Director Caroline Beitman said that Evan Cossette called […]

06/04/2013

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Meriden Cop Found Guilty In Brutality Case

A federal jury has found a Meriden police officer guilty of charges that he violated the rights of a man who suffered a fractured skull after the officer pushed him and lying in a report about the incident.

06/03/2013

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Cossette Deliberations Begin Today

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ Jury deliberations are set to begin in the brutality trial of a Meriden police officer. Deliberations begin Monday in federal court in New Haven. Evan Cossette, the son of Meriden […]

06/03/2013

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Meriden Officer Testifies In Brutality Trial

A Meriden police officer testified Friday that he was acting in self-defense and didn’t intend to injure a man who suffered a fractured skull after he pushed him, while a prosecutor reminded the jury the man was handcuffed and much smaller than the officer.

05/31/2013

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Brutality Trial Underway for Meriden Police Officer

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The trial of a Meriden police officer accused of brutality has begun. Evan Cossette, the son of Meriden Police Chief Jeffry Cossette, is accused of shoving a handcuffed man in […]

05/28/2013

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Cossette Trial Begins

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The trial of a Meriden police officer accused of brutality is about to start. Evan Cossette heads to trial Tuesday in federal court in New Haven. Cossette, the son of […]

05/28/2013

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Cossette: Jury Shouldn’t See Alleged Brutality Video

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A Meriden police officer charged with brutality says a video of the incident was altered to leave out key moments and shouldn’t be shown to a jury. Officer Evan Cossette’s […]

04/29/2013

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