Police stopped a vehicle they thought was stolen. Dagley, a passenger, fled on foot but surrendered when elusion looked grim. Police subdued him face down in "spread eagle" fashion and brutally abused him resulting in injuries to his collarbone, eye socket, shoulder, lower back, skull, arm, wrist and major swelling and bruising of one side of his body. His attorney stated that police threatened "keep quiet about this or you'll get worse later" and "we're trained to take care of punks like you." The suit alleged intentional infliction of injury in a grossly excessive and disproportionate manner constituting cruel and unusual punishment and deprivation of due process.
The suit, brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, settled in August of 2007. See: Dagley v. Blake. USDC, D CT, Case No. 3:05 cv 0506 (RNC).
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