Bridgeport police officer's trial set to begin

A civil rights trial is set to begin Monday involving a Bridgeport police officer accused of beating a man.



News 12 previously reported about a video that allegedly shows the beating of Orlando Lopez-Soto in 2011.



It shows three police officers kicking Lopez-Soto after he was shot with a stun gun in Beardsley Park following a car chase.



Two officers pleaded guilty to civil rights charges in June.



The third officer, Clive Higgins, chose to go to trial. He has been a Bridgeport police officer since 2002, but is on unpaid suspension. 



He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.


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