Andrew Glover, 60, of New Britain, Connecticut is a bit unhappy with the local police. He alleges that he was sitting at home when the police broke into his apartment illegally, ripped out his catheter, tosses the apartment, and generally assaulted him. They had the wrong apartment in a search of child pornography.
Glover, wisely, has filed notice of an intended federal civil rights action. He was recovering from intestinal surgery when the police came calling. The police did not have a search warrant, according to his lawyer. His neighbors, Harold Spurling and Jeffrey Brisson, were charged with sexual assault and other crimes.
But they are not Glover, who would do a public service in bringing this action. Such stories, as discussed here, seem to be increasingly common. There obviously needs to be greater deterrence of such conduct. Even on a proper search, the removal of a catheter under these circumstances and without medical personnel would be abusive. While we have yet to hear the side of the officers, this is an outrageous case if even half of these facts are proven.
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