Bridgeport police settle taped beating case with Orlando Lopez-Soto

Bridgeport officials have agreed to pay $198,000 to a man who was stomped on by three city police officers following a chase in Beardsley Park

Orlando Lopez-Soto sued the department after a witness

Orlando Lopez-Soto sued the department after a witness caught the incident on camera.

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport officials have agreed to pay $198,000 to a man who was stomped on by three city police officers following a 2011 chase in Beardsley Park.

Orlando Lopez-Soto, 28, sued the department after a witness caught the incident on camera.

Officials say the video shows Lopez-Soto fall to the ground after he is immobilized with a stun gun. Two officers are then seen kicking and stomping him before a third officer joins in. Police say Lopez-Soto was wanted for possession of a firearm and drugs.

Police say the three officers involved have been placed on administrative duty. No one at the Bridgeport Police Department wanted to speak on-camera, but officers say they believe the settlement was fair and that they want to move forward from this.

In a statement, the NAACP says it hopes the officers have learned from the settlement.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

This week's Real Possibilities report looks at a 1 Real Possibilities: Memory impairment
VIDEO: Fatal crash 2 VIDEO: Fatal crash
Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26 3 Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26
Charlie Capalbo was the starting goalie for the 4 Fairfield community rallies behind hockey player with cancer
VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief 5 VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Bridgeport chase ends in arrest

Bridgeport police say a car chase ended with a driver being Tasered and arrested.They say

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE