Glassboro, NJDaily Journal

Judge: Man can pursue excessive force claims against Glassboro police

CAMDEN - A Glassboro man can pursue a lawsuit alleging excessive force by police officers who put their body weight on him while he was lying face-down in handcuffs, a federal judge has ruled. Taharqa Dean appeared to stop breathing during the September 2015 incident and was hospitalized with injuries...
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