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Federal lawsuit against Schenectady police to go to trial

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A federal lawsuit claiming nine Schenectady police officers used excessive force against a man who was later cleared of charges will go to trial in December, the plaintiff's attorney said Thursday. Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, senior United States District Court judge, issued a 41-page decision allowing the claim to go forward, attorney Brian W. Matula said. The majority of the claims made by Alexander Marcano of Schenectady, including unconstitutional arrest and incarceration, were tossed, the ...

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August 15, 2014
12:03 p.m.

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If the police tell you to stop while investigating a home intrusion and the guy runs away then the jury will have no choice but to wonder why the man ran and resisted arrest...Only in America can a person violently resist arrest then sue the police officers who arrest him....