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Syracuse cop Chester Thompson is 'a sexual predator,' columnist says
Syracuse.com, May 17, 2017
Syracuse, NY -- A New York Daily News columnist is outraged at sexual misconduct by Syracuse cop Chester Thompson in a scandal originally reported on Syracuse.com.
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Ex-prisoner awarded $400,000 after correction officers repeatedly kicked his head during upstate prison transfer
New York Daily News, April 7, 2017
A federal jury Friday awarded a former prisoner $400,000 for injuries he suffered after a group of state correction officers beat him bloody while he was fully restrained.
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‘I Was Terrified’: Inmates Say They Paid a Brutal Price for a Guard’s Injury
New York Times, November 15, 2016
The inmates were just starting their day on July 6 when dozens of corrections officers burst into their dormitory, shouting for everyone to get down on the floor.
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$7 Million Lawsuit Filed In Disturbing Police Rape Case
NewsOne, May 18, 2016
A stipulation allowed for the assault to be considered police misconduct and not a sexual assault.
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CHESTER THOMPSON: OFFICER ACCUSED IN RAPE GETS PROBATION, VICTIM FILES $7 MILLION LAWSUIT
Inquisitr, May 17, 2016
Former Syracuse police officer Chester Thompson pleaded guilty to two counts of having sex while on duty and was subsequently sentenced to three years probation.
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EXCLUSIVE: Woman sues after upstate N.Y. cop avoids rape charges, says she was forced into having sex
New York Daily News, May 16, 2016
She'd called the police to report her teenage daughter missing and hours later Maleatra Montanez was being compelled by the responding officer to have sex with him in her living room.
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KING: This New York cop may be a sexual predator
New York Daily News, May 16, 2016
This past January, Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw, a white man, was sentenced to 263 years in prison for sexually assaulting 13 vulnerable African American women in the inner city.
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Woman sues after cop avoids rape charges, says she was raped in front of her son
The Grio, May 16, 2016
A woman who says she was forced into sex with a New York police officer is suing after the officer avoided rape charges and received what amounts to a slap on the wrist.
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New York State Corrections Dept. Takes On Guards’ Union Over Brutality
New York Times, April 11, 2016
For decades, the union has held the power in disciplinary decisions and whether guards accused of wrongdoing can be transferred.
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PRISON OF ABUSE
New York Daily News, March 20, 2016
Jail guards out of control. Multiple suits at upstate lockup.
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HORROR STORIES FROM NEW YORK STATE PRISONS
New York Times, Dec. 18, 2015
Sustained and vigorous pressure from federal and state leaders will be needed to change this deplorable system.
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A BRUTAL BEATING WAKES ATTICA'S GHOSTS
New York Times, Feb. 28, 2015
A prison, infamous for bloodshed, faces a reckoning as guards go on trial.
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A FORMER INMATE, BEATEN, NOT BROKEN, GETS A CHANCE AT RENEWAL
New York Times, Dec. 11, 2015
An inmate was brutally assaulted by guards at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York in 2011. The efforts of a stranger have since allowed him to attend barber school.
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FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AGAINST ONEIDA PRISON GUARD PAYS OFF
New York Daily News. Sept 18, 2008
Everyone Angel Martinez talked to over the last five years urged him to forget about his crazy lawsuit against guards and officials at the Oneida state prison in upstate Rome.
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SHOT BY EX, SHE WINS $10M SUIT
New York Daily News. April 11, 2006
A Bronx jury has awarded a woman and her two sons nearly $10 million after she charged in a lawsuit that police failed to protect her from an abusive ex-boyfriend.
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MAN BEATEN BY POLICE GETS $3 MIL
New York Daily News. Jun 19, 1998
A Haitian immigrant who was dragged from his car and beaten by unidentified cops during the Crown Heights riots won a $3.14 million award yesterday from a Brooklyn jury that found he was falsely arrested and brutalized.
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RABID MOB THIS TIME WORE BLUE
New York Daily News. Jun 18, 1998
For eight days the jury had listened to a parade of witnesses relive the night of the Crown Heights riot nearly seven years ago.
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IT'S TIME: READ COPS THE RIOT ACT
New York Daily News. Jun 11, 1998
After seven long years, Pierre Regis walked to the witness chair in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday afternoon to tell his story to a jury.
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FORMER INMATE WINS SUIT AGAINST SOUTHPORT CORRECTION OFFICERS
Elmira Star-Gazette. April 29, 2013
A former inmate at Southport Correctional Facility who accused correction officers of beating him in 2008 while he was in handcuffs has won a lawsuit against the officers.
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