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Moments after a Fair Haven priest’s case was dismissed, Latino advocates gathered outside the Elm Street courthouse to announce they’ve asked the feds to investigate allegations of race-based harassment perpetrated by East Haven police.

Father James Manship, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church, was in State Superior in New Haven Thursday morning, answering charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer. After a two-hour wait, the charges against the priest were dismissed in less than a minute. State prosecutor David Strollo said the state did not have sufficient evidence to go forward with the case.

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