Meriden Surveillance Picture

A video inside a Meriden Police department holding cell shows officer Evan Cossette shoving a handcuffed man, who falls backward and slams his head against a concrete bench. Cossette, the police chief's son, re-entered the cell at least six times and moved the unconscious prisoner several times despite the head injury but never called for medical assistance, according to police reports. He was ultimately given a letter of reprimand and ordered to take four hours of training on the proper use of force.

( Handout / April 6, 2011 )

A video inside a Meriden Police department holding cell shows officer Evan Cossette shoving a handcuffed man, who falls backward and slams his head against a concrete bench. Cossette, the police chief's son, re-entered the cell at least six times and moved the unconscious prisoner several times despite the head injury but never called for medical assistance, according to police reports. He was ultimately given a letter of reprimand and ordered to take four hours of training on the proper use of force.

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