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Thomas Edward Perez

Obama administration cracks down on police abuse, draws challenges

Obama administration cracks down on police abuse, draws challenges

Dennis Spaulding, a baby-faced “bully with a badge,” as the FBI called him, was in the middle of a raid against newly arrived Ecuadorean immigrants when he made a costly mistake. He arrested a priest.

Father James Manship, his clerical garb covered by a big winter coat, was videotaping Spaulding and other officers who, according to federal prosecutors, were illegally searching My Country Store, a Latino grocery in the largely Italian suburb of New Haven. 

Manship took video of his own arrest and collected 23 affidavits detailing what he believes is a pattern of abuse against his mostly Latino congregation. He handed the complaint to the U.S....

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