Man Alleges Atlantic City Police Beat Him
A 20-year-old man has sued Atlantic City police, saying he was violently assaulted by six officers in June in an incident captured on a casino security video.
David Connor Castallani of Linwood, N.J., says in a suit filed Tuesday in federal court in Camden that he was beaten after being kicked out of a casino nightclub.
He says officers hit and kicked him and a police dog mauled him as he lay defenseless on the ground.
A video provided by his family shows officers hitting and kicking Castallani, and a police dog appearing to latch on to him around the neck.
He was charged with attempted assault on an officer, resisting arrest and attempting to harm a police dog.
No one was available to comment at the Atlantic City solicitor’s office.
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