Saturday, November 7, 2015

Connecticut Cop Gets Last (O’)Loughlin

The Globe censored it because I don't see it anywhere, do you?

"Family of man who died after R.I. arrest settles" by Michelle R. Smith Associated Press  November 03, 2015

PROVIDENCE — The family of a Connecticut man who died after being arrested by police in Westerly has settled a federal lawsuit over his death for $150,000.

Ryan O’Loughlin, 34, of Mystic, Conn., died in 2011, hours after he was released following his arrest during a disturbance at a bar. O’Loughlin was beaten during his arrest, and his family argued the force was excessive and led to his death.

The medical examiner in Connecticut found he had numerous injuries, including internal bleeding, liver lacerations, and bruises, and abrasions to his arms, legs, and torso.

The manner of his death was listed as homicide.

Michael Colucci, a lawyer for Westerly and its police department, said they did nothing wrong and the officers acted appropriately. A grand jury later found the officers were “legally justified” in their actions.

Like the Nazis were in Germany, or so I have been taught and told.

“The video surveillance evidence of his custody with the [Westerly Police Department] and at the courthouse, coupled with our forensic evidence, established that his death could not have resulted from anything occurring during his arrest or subsequent processing and incarceration,” Colucci said.

Must have been suicide then.

He said the town’s expert concluded that injuries cited in O’Loughlin’s autopsy were caused by CPR at the Connecticut hospital where he died.

What do they have, bodybuilders performing CPR down there?

But Mark Dana, a lawyer for O’Loughlin’s family, said the family is upset the officers were never punished....

Why should they be? State thugs were declared innocent.


And they got money out of it, too.