- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - Two Framingham police officers and a retired member of the force have settled an excessive lawsuit stemming from the arrest of a man in 2013.

The MetroWest Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/2k9nXEQ ) Sgt. Vincent Stuart, Officer James Green and retired Officer Dolores Coots did not admit fault in the undisclosed terms of the settlement reached last month.

A federal judge dismissed most of James Roach’s allegations stemming from the April 2013 incident. But the court agreed that there were “legitimate disputes of fact” regarding whether Roach resisted arrest.

Stuart used a stun gun on Roach while police attempted to take him into custody for refusing to answer their questions.

A lawyer for the three officers says his clients maintain they followed correct procedures.

Roach was acquitted of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.


Information from: MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), https://www.metrowestdailynews.com



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