A federal judge has thrown out a $2.5 million jury award against the town of East Haven in connection with the police killing of a 21-year-old man in 1997. In doing so, U.S. District Court Judge Alvin W. Thompson cited a U.S. Supreme Court decision that municipalities are immune from punitive damages.
$2.5M Verdict In Police Shooting Thrown Out
The Connecticut Law Tribune
July 16, 2007
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