Mass. cop fired for punching handcuffed man


By Tony Dobrowolski
The Berkshire Eagle
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor James M. Ruberto yesterday officially fired police Officer Patrick Duffy for allegedly punching a subdued and handcuffed Pittsfield man in November 2006 and for lying about it in police reports.

Duffy had been on paid administrative leave since early 2007.

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