Boston Jake Sues City and 2 BPD Officers for Civil Rights Violation

A veteran Boston firefighter filed a lawsuit December 9, 2009 against the City of Boston and two of its police officers, after he was acquitted by a Roxbury Municipal Court jury of charges of resisting arrest and assaulting Boston police officers.

Firefighter Wayne Abron, a 19 year veteran, alleges that the officers used excessive force when they responded to his home for a domestic dispute, falsely arrested him, and charged him on Easter weekend, 2008. He suffered facial injuries and permanent injuries to his shoulder as a result of incident. Abron filed a civil rights suit against Officer Brian Dunford, Officer David Santosuosso and the city of Boston.

There’s been a lot written on both sides of the case. Take a look.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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