Police Takedown Over Stolen Beef Patty Heads to Trial

A federal judge ruled that two Connecticut police officers must go to trial on a mother’s claims they used excessive force by deploying a stun gun on her teenage son until he foamed at the mouth for taking a beef patty from the high school cafeteria without paying.

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Baseball Star’s Inside-Trading Case Sent to Jury

Defense attorneys spent five hours Wednesday telling a federal jury that prosecutors have produced no evidence that former Major League third baseman Doug DeCinces and two co-defendants used inside information to buy stock in a medical device company just before it was acquired, more than doubling their money.

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