Officer Omar Jimenez

Federal Lawsuit Against Police Dismmissed

A federal judge has thrown out an excessive force and wrongful arrest lawsuit against two city police officers. The judge granted the city’s motion for summary judgment in Junior Huertas v James Ivanko and Omar Jimenez, meaning the case was dismissed because the judge concluded there was not enough evidence to proceed to trial. Bridgeport police were attempting to clear the crowded streets after the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 12, 2009. It was estimated that there were 2,500 to 3,000 revelers in the area of Park Avenue.  Police encountered a house party at 358 Park Ave. with a DJ and two speakers pointed toward the street. Between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m., police approached the DJ and asked him…

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