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Monday, August 19, 2013
New federal judge turns blind eye to deliberate indifference, gross negligence in rape case
Connecticut’s newest federal judge, Michael Shea, got off to a bad start.
Shea ran smack into a huge pile of “deliberate indifference” and “inadequate supervision” and blew it off.
In a decision finalized earlier this month, Shea let the city of Meriden and its police chief off the hook on a $1.5 million judgment against a cop who allegedly raped a minor at least twice in 2007 and never was arrested. Indeed, some of Shea’s statements in his ruling echo the outrageous and inadmissible claims by the city about the plaintiff’s sexual history and reputation, suggesting that she brought the rape upon herself …