POLICE MISCONDUCT TRIAL VERDICT $5,500,000
ROSARIO v. UNION CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT US DISTRICT COURT, NEW JERSEY
$5.5M Verdict for false arrest, conscious pain and suffering and wrongful death for the family of a 63 year-old Union City, New Jersey man who died in police custody.
The jury found that the police officers had no probable cause to arrest the man in his own home, and that the police officers were negligent in failing to provide adequate medical attention when he suffered a severe asthma attack while in police custody. Sadly, the man died in the street outside his home.