Trial starts for officer accused of beating man

Testimony began Monday in the trial of a Bridgeport police officer accused of beating a man and violating his civil rights. Officer Clive Higgins is one of three officers charged in the 2011 beating

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2015, 5:31 AM

Updated 3,451 days ago

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Testimony began Monday in the trial of a Bridgeport police officer accused of beating a man and violating his civil rights.
Officer Clive Higgins is one of three officers charged in the 2011 beating of Orlando Lopez-Soto. A video purportedly shows the officers kicking Lopez-Soto after he was shot with a stun gun following a car chase.
Higgins, who has been a Bridgeport police officer since 2002, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The other two officers, Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor, pleaded guilty in June to depriving Lopez-Soto of his civil rights.
Lopez-Soto is serving five years in prison on drug and weapons charges.


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