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New Britain Police Officers John Carlone and Jill Thompson killed Jesus Negron by shooting him with a Taser after handcuffing him to a metal railing, Negron's estate claims in New Haven Federal Court.

When New Orleans Police Department officers saw two men taking photos of the cops beating up teen-agers at a Mardi Gras parade, the cops beat the photographers, stole and smashed their camera and arrested them on false charges, the men say. See the federal complaint.

Knox County Sheriff's Department allowed its Deputy Sheriff David Overbey to assault and batter a man and send him to the hospital, though Overbey already had been investigated three times for excessive force, Roger Wade claims in a demand for punitive damages in Knoxville Federal Court.

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