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Former officer gets 14-month prison sentence in brutality case

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A former Meriden police officer was sentenced Monday to 14 months in prison for using unreasonable force against a handcuffed man and lying about it in a report. Evan Cossette, the son of police Chief Jeffry Cossette, was sentenced Monday in federal court in New Haven. Prosecutors urged the judge to sentence him within the guidelines range of 27 to 33 months.

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