Bridgeport police officer Clive Higgins indicted for civil rights violation

Prosecutors have indicted Clive Higgins with violating the Prosecutors have indicted Clive Higgins with violating the civil rights of a man in custody.

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BRIDGEPORT - A third Bridgeport police officer has been indicted for his role in a case where the officers beat a man in custody.

Prosecutors charged Clive Higgins with violating the civil rights of Orlando Lopez-Soto.

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The two other officers involved have already pleaded guilty in the case.

Elson Morales and Joe Lawlor will be sentenced in September.  They face up to a year in prison and could be forced to resign.

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