High court ruling may make officers individually liable for wrongful arrests
By Daniel Tepfer
The Connecticut Post Online
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against two city police officers by a man imprisoned for a gas station robbery he didn't commit.
The nation's highest court has let stand a lower court's ruling that a trial should decide whether Officer Jeremy DePietro and Detective Christopher Borona violated Christopher Russo's constitutional rights when they arrested him for the 2002 holdup even though a surveillance videotape of the crime apparently showed Russo was not the robber.