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Connecticut Female Cop Arrested for Punching Man in Face, Busting Lip

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

The Office of the Chief State’s Attorney confirmed that a New London, Connecticut police officer was arrested on Monday for punching a man in the face giving him lacerations on his lip.
NBC Connecticut reports that Officer Deana Nottand, 50, was charged with third-degree assault in the June 2016 incident. Now, over a year and a half later Nottand is finally being formally charged for her actions. Nottand has been with the New London Police Department for 17 years.
In June 2016 a man was being placed under arrest for an assault charge that incurred during a bar fight. Once in handcuffs and in the back of a police cruiser, the man was punched in the mouth by Officer Nottand.
And as a result, the 37-year-old man sustained a laceration to his lower lip.
In December 2017 Nottand was suspended for the excessive force incident. 
But on Monday Nottand was officially arrested for the encounter by inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, on a warrant charging her with third-degree assault. Her court date is scheduled for February 1.
 
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Connecticut Female Cop Arrested for Punching Man in Face, Busting Lip

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

The Office of the Chief State’s Attorney confirmed that a New London, Connecticut police officer was arrested on Monday for punching a man in the face giving him lacerations on his lip.
NBC Connecticut reports that Officer Deana Nottand, 50, was charged with third-degree assault in the June 2016 incident. Now, over a year and a half later Nottand is finally being formally charged for her actions. Nottand has been with the New London Police Department for 17 years.
In June 2016 a man was being placed under arrest for an assault charge that incurred during a bar fight. Once in handcuffs and in the back of a police cruiser, the man was punched in the mouth by Officer Nottand.
And as a result, the 37-year-old man sustained a laceration to his lower lip.
In December 2017 Nottand was suspended for the excessive force incident. 
But on Monday Nottand was officially arrested for the encounter by inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, on a warrant charging her with third-degree assault. Her court date is scheduled for February 1.
 
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Connecticut State Troopers Charged with Kidnapping for Beating and Torturing Man at Party

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Two Connecticut state troopers were arrested Tuesday for nearly beating a man to death while they were off-duty after a night of heavy drinking and nightclubbing.
The troopers were angry that the man grabbed a woman’s butt at an after-party in one of the trooper’s home.
In classic mob style, the troopers even took pictures of the man’s drivers license in an attempt to dissuade him from telling the police.
Now, both troopers have been suspended and a judge has put them both on house arrest until their day in court.
WFSB reports that on February 18, Connecticut state troopers Xavier Cruz and Rupert Laird were out partying and drinking with friends at Club Karma in Hartford.
After the club closed, the group all went to Cruz’s house in Wethersfield to keep partying and drinking. But things got out of control once the drinks began to settle in.
Feeling extra flirtatious from the alcohol, Felipe Figueroa-Garcia grabbed a female guest by the butt. The woman told the troopers and that is when the torture-style beat-down took place.
The troopers forced Garcia to strip down to bare underwear, all while punching and kicking him more than 50 times.
At one point the troopers whipped out a police baton and began beating Garcia, splattering blood on the refrigerator, walls and floor.
Garcia was even made to stand on a metal cheese grater while on his knees.
“You know I can kill you right? If I was going to kill you no one would find your body,” Laird told Garcia while standing over him, pointing a gun, according to court documents. 
Eventually the troopers ordered Garcia to clean up his own blood, but when did not do a good enough job for them, they beat him again.
When the troopers finally stopped, they took pictures of Garcia’s drivers license and bruised body as a way to

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Award-Winning Connecticut Cop Arrested for Domestic Violence Hours After Arresting Man for Domestic Violence for Reality Cop Show

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

An award-winning Connecticut cop who had just arrested a man for domestic violence for an A & E reality television show called Live PD was arrested herself for domestic violence hours later.
As the Connecticut Post phrased it: “Perhaps A&E should have kept the cameras rolling.”
Had they kept the cameras rolling, they would have seen Bridgeport police Sergeant Stacey Lyons breaking into her ex-boyfriends home and assaulting him after finding him with another woman in an incident that took place in October.
The 33-year-old police officer soon found herself in the back of a Trumbull police car charged with disorderly conduct. She was also ordered to turn in her three guns, including her department-issued gun.
It was only hours earlier that Lyons was recorded on camera telling the mann she arrested on accusations that he choked his girlfriend that he must turn in his weapons.
“We have rules that are above me,” she tells him. “This is a domestic situation and I don’t have a choice.”
In the segment, which can be seen below, she talks to the television audience about the dangers of responding to domestic violence calls.
“Domestics are the most dangerous calls a police officer can go on,” she says.
Lyons, who last year won an award for heroism, was sued that same year along with two fellow cops for beating a woman in a restaurant in 2014, according to CT News.
 
Earlier this month, a judge dismissed the disorderly conduct charge against Lyons in the altercation involving her ex-boyfriend.
According to the CT Post:
Superior Court Judge Kevin Doyle dismissed the charge of disorderly conduct against Bridgeport Police Sgt. Stacey Lyons after the officer had completed the family violence counseling program.
“She went through a similar process that other people accused of the same offense went through and had the same result,” said Lyons’ lawyer, Christian Young. “Now hopefully she

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Connecticut State Police Sued After Caught on Camera Plotting to Fabricate Charges Against Open Carry Activist

Monday, September 19th, 2016

In an effort to cover up their unconstitutional actions, Connecticut State Police made up charges against a young open carry activist last year.
The state eventually dismissed all charges when they heard Michael Picard’s recording of cops plotting to trump up charges against him to “cover our ass.”
Now Picard is suing Connecticut State Police with the help of the ACLU for trumping up fabricated charges against him as well as violating his First and Fourth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.
The September 2015 incident was all caught on video after State Troopers John Barone, Patrick Torneo, and John Jacobi illegally seized Picard’s camera and inadvertently left it on, all while their illegal actions were plotted. The video can be seen at the bottom of the page.
“Let’s give him something. We can hit him with creating a public disturbance. We gotta cover our ass,” Barone was recorded as saying.
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Picard was in West Hartford protesting a DUI checkpoint by holding a big sign that alerted drivers. After an hour of protesting, police approached Picard and knocked the camera out of his hand, noting that Picard didn’t have a First Amendment right to record the trooper.
It was then that the troopers illegally search Picard and discovered he was open carrying a gun, which is legal in Connecticut. The troopers confiscated the camera along with the gun to run a permit check, only to find out that Picard’s gun permit is valid, all while violating the young man’s Fourth Amendment right to protection against illegal search and seizure.
“Oh crap we gotta punch a number on this guy,” a trooper can be heard saying.
“What we say is that multiple motorists stopped to complain about a guy waving a gun around, but none of them wanted

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