A man who was framed by corrupt New Haven cops has filed suit against the police department, arguing that the blame extends higher up the chain.
Norval Falconer (pictured) spent four weeks in jail on narcotics charges after two city detectives planted drugs in his Truman Street apartment. The former detectives, Jose Silva and Justen Kasperzyk, were sent to jail on corruption charges, as was their supervisor, former Lt. Billy White.
Falconer filed a $10 million civil rights lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in New Haven. The suit names Silva, Kasperzyk and White as well former Police Chief Francisco Ortiz and the City of New Haven.
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