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Sentencing today for Bridgeport police officers Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor

Two former Bridgeport police officers who attacked a man will be sentenced today. Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor pleaded guilty to attacking Orlando Lopez-Soto in 2011. A video of the beating went

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2014, 3:50 PM

Updated 3,577 days ago

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Two former Bridgeport police officers who attacked a man will be sentenced today.
Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor pleaded guilty to attacking Orlando Lopez-Soto in 2011.
A video of the beating went viral last year.
Police say Lopez-Soto led them on a car chase to Beardsley Park, got out of his van and tried to run away.
That is when police say Morales Tasered him and Lawlor kicked him.
A third officer charged in connection in the case is awaiting trial.


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