police brutality http://wamc.org en Man Sues Police For Wrongful Murder Conviction http://wamc.org/post/man-sues-police-wrongful-murder-conviction <p>A man who spent three years in prison for murder before he was found not guilty of the charge at a second trial filed a lawsuit today accusing police in Springfield, Massachusetts of violating his civil rights.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> A wrongful conviction lawsuit against two Springfield police detectives and the City of Springfield was filed by Charles Wilhite. It alleges the police officers caused his wrongful conviction by fabricating evidence and intimidating witnesses, according to Wilhite’s attorney, Howard Friedman.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 82838 at http://wamc.org Man Sues Police For Wrongful Murder Conviction Saratoga Springs Public Safety Officials Defend Police Against Accusations Of Brutality http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-springs-public-safety-officials-defend-police-against-accusations-brutality <div><div><p></p><p>Officials in Saratoga Springs are defending their actions after a man was critically injured following a police chase early Saturday morning. Now, the Spa City is facing protests and claims of police brutality.</p><p></p><p></p><p>According to police reports, at 3:02 Saturday morning, police in Saratoga Springs responded to reported disturbance on Caroline Street, a sometimes rowdy area known for several busy bars that remain open in the early morning hours.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:29:34 +0000 Lucas Willard 72968 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Springs Public Safety Officials Defend Police Against Accusations Of Brutality Protesters Claim Man On Trial Is Victim Of Police Brutality http://wamc.org/post/protesters-claim-man-trial-victim-police-brutality <p>Community activists in Springfield Massachusetts say a 25 year old Middletown Connecticut man who went on trial Monday for assaulting police is actually a victim of police brutality.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Ellen Graves and other members of a group called the Community Coaltion for Justice&nbsp; rallied outside the courthouse in defense of&nbsp; Michael Ververis who is facing felony charges stemming from a disturbance more than 2 years ago at closing time in the city’s entertainment district.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:14:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 62803 at http://wamc.org Protesters Claim Man On Trial Is Victim Of Police Brutality Ex-cop Sent To Jail For Flashlight Assault http://wamc.org/post/ex-cop-sent-jail-flashlight-assault <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A former Springfield Massachusetts police officer will serve time behind bars for pummeling a man on the face with a flashlight after a traffic stop.&nbsp; The brutal assault was recorded by a passerby and the video posted to the internet, and was key evidence at the trial.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill was at Wednesday&rsquo;s sentencing hearing in Chicopee District Court. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:12:01 +0000 Paul Tuthill 35720 at http://wamc.org Ex-cop Sent To Jail For Flashlight Assault