Connecticut Man Awarded $10K in Police Brutality Suit

August 23, 2016

A Connecticut man has been awarded $10,000 in damages after a federal judge ruled that he had been beaten by a police officer after a drug fueled car chase.

Donato Rinaldi, of Watertown, Conn., filed the suit in 2014 against two Waterbury officers.

The Republican-American reported that police chased Rinaldi and another man through several towns in 2011 because they were suspected of stealing energy drinks that they intended to resell so they could buy cocaine.

Rinaldi said after his vehicle crashed, he was beaten by two officers. The judge cleared one of the officers. A picture of Rinaldi taken after the chase shows him with bruises around the eyes, as well as bandages and cuts on his face and forehead.

The judge did not award punitive damages, citing Rinaldi’s “outrageous” conduct.

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  • August 24, 2016 at 10:05 am
    confused says:
    so anyone who runs from the cops can be legally beaten now? even if they only stole energy drinks and just crashed their car? what world do you live in!?!?!?
  • August 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm
    Perplexed says:
    It would be difficult as a cop, not to want to beat idiots like this.
  • August 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm
    reality bites says:
    the same skel is back in trouble. "A Watertown man is behind bars for allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend with more than 100 unwanted phone calls and 74 emails over a three-... read more

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