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CT Cop Indicted for Abusing Prisoner

The son of a Connecticut police chief has been indicted by a federal grand jury after he was seen on video throwing a handcuffed inmate into a jail cell and cracking his head on a metal bench, which knocked him unconscious.

The May 2010 battery is just one of three police brutality complaints against Meriden police Officer Evan Cossett, who allegedly avoided discipline because his father Jeffrey Cossett leads the department.

Surveillance video inside the cell shows Evan Cossett shoving Pedro Temich backwards as his hands are cuffed behind his back. When he falls, Temich hits his head and is clearly out cold.

(H/T Sarcasmic)

Source: Daily Mail. Read full article. (link)

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