Cops Illegally Enter Man’s Home and Rip Out his Catheter
I guess the best we can say is at least they didn’t Taser him, too?
HARTFORD, Conn. – A 60-year-old New Britain man is accusing city police officers of breaking into his home without a search warrant and assaulting him by tearing out a catheter he was using while recovering from surgery.
WTF? They did what now? And then just left him there??? Oh, put me on the jury…
Andrew Glover filed a notice with the city Thursday that he intends to pursue a federal civil rights lawsuit. He claims the officers inflicted severe injuries to his organs as he was recovering from intestinal surgery in February.
Glover’s lawyer, Paul Spinella, said officers illegally entered his client’s apartment twice, on Jan. 30 and Feb. 28, during a child pornography investigation that led to the arrest of Glover’s neighbors. Spinella says Glover wasn’t involved in those crimes, has not been charged and has no criminal record.
So, not once but twice, the New Britain thugs, er, cops broke into this man’s home. With no search warrant. And the second time through, decided to assault this man.
All because of the criminal activity of his NEIGHBORS???
The 2 neighbors were charged at the time of the first search on Jan. 30 with sexual assault and other crimes. They are accused of molesting children, including a 3-month-old girl found in their apartment, and making child pornography movies.
They have entered not guilty please and being held in lieu of multi-million dollar bails.
Okay, I get that part. But still… why did they twice illegally enter this man’s home and assault him? Did the neighbors implicate him somehow and was that the reason for the second illegal search?
Spinella said officers “tossed” Glover’s apartment during a search on Jan. 30. In February, he said, Glover returned home from the hospital after his surgery to find officers searching his apartment again.
It was during the Feb. 28 incident, Spinella said, that the officers assaulted Glover and left him alone in the apartment without calling for an emergency medical response. The lawyer said the police didn’t have search warrants in either alleged incident.
They break in illegally, twice mind you, rip out his post-op catheter, and leave him there. Again, WTF??? Frustration that they couldn’t arrest him too, even though the simple matter of no search warrant would have been sufficient to toss out any charges?
Spinella said the lawsuit would claim that the officers violated Glover’s constitutional and civil rights by harming him and conducting illegal search and seizures. Spinella also wrote in the legal notice that police inflicted “extreme emotional distress, harm to reputation, harm to employment and related financial loss, extensive physical injury … to intestinal and body organs.”
The notice says damage to Glover’s urethra resulted in “substantial permanent physical disability.”
Glover, a former English teacher, could not be reached.
There’s got to be more to this; it’s just not making any sense…