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Paterson Man Accused of Trying To Kill 2 Cops Is Acquitted

Paterson man accused of trying to kill 2 cops is acquitted Tuesday August 13, 2013, 4:46 PM, BY  JOHN PETRICK, STAFF WRITER, The Record A jury acquitted a Paterson man Tuesday of trying to kill two city police officers who, prosecutors say, were fired at while chasing a suspect after seeing him rob someone at gunpoint. Quashon Kearney broke down in tears as co-defense counsel Kenyatta Stewart, of Newark, put his arm around him after the jury foreman announced the “not guilty” verdict on ... Read more

Jury awards $55,000 to man beaten by N.J. State Police trooper

TRENTON — A federal jury has awarded an Irvington man $55,000 in damages after finding a State Police trooper violated his civil rights by using excessive force against him four years ago. Allen Bass, 50, sued Trooper Gerald Dellagicoma and others in 2009, claiming they punched and kicked him multiple times, causing him to urinate on himself, after he complied with their commands to get off his bicycle at Ellis Avenue and Clinton Avenue in Irvington a year earlier. Click here to read full ... Read more

Cowboys fan draws probation for stun-gun use at Jets-Dallas game

Gray said McKelvey and MetLife Stadium are named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed by a victim in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. McKelvey suffered a concussion and broken nose during the scuffle, Gray said; he is considering filing a counter complaint, in part for MetLife’s failure to ensure fans’ safety, according to Raymond Hamlin, another lawyer for McKelvey. Hamlin said MetLife, like football stadiums around the country, encourages conduct from fans that borders on the fanatic. The altercation last September ... Read more
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