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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Daniel Tepfer of the CT Media Group Reports as follows:
"The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by the police departments of Easton, Monroe, Trumbull, Darien and Wilton who claim they should be protected from millions of dollars in civil rights claims arising from a 2008 SWAT raid that killed a Norwalk man and injured an Easton homeowner.
Wednesday’s ruling appears to clear the way for a federal jury to decide whether the police departments violated Ronald Terebesi’s constitutional rights when a heavily armed team smashed down his door, tossed stun grenades into his home and then fatally shot his houseguest, 33-year-old Gonzalo Guizan, as the two men were watching TV.
“This decision was a long time coming,” said Terebesi’s lawyer, Gary Mastronardi..."
Will this decision have an impact on the Ted Taupier case? It sounds like a very similar situation.