Judge Overturns Conviction for Suspect Beat up by Bridgeport Police Officers

The state supreme court ruled that two Bridgeport cops sentenced for beating up and kicking a man at a city park violated the man's constitutional rights.

The court overturned a narcotics conviction for Michael Edmonds.

Associate Supreme Court Jusice Andrew J. McDonald said that a Bridgeport judge was wrong for denying a motion by attorneys for Edmonds to suppress the heroin seized by Officers Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor in 2011, according to documents.

Edmonds was arrested in a Subway restaurant near the intersection of Madison and Capitol avenues on Jan. 28, 2011.

A video purportedly shows the officers hitting and kicking Edmonds in Beardsley Park.  

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