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Saturday
Feb122011

Cab Plows Into Crowd Outside San Diego Nightclub, Injures 25

Photo Courtesy - Maurice Luque, SDFRD/KGTV-TV San Diego(SAN DIEGO) -- A cab drove into a crowd of people leaving a popular San Diego nightclub Saturday morning, leaving 25 injured, six of them critically. Part of a woman’s leg was severed in the crash.

Investigators are trying to determine why the driver plowed into the group. Police say alcohol was not a factor.

“He told officers that he passed out briefly and drove onto the sidewalk,” Sgt. Ray Battrick, San Diego Police Department watch commander, told ABC News.

Following the crash, some attacked the cab driver. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for a broken nose and other injuries.

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Tuesday
Oct052010

Yale University Questions Police Force During Club Raid

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- New Haven Police Department officers are accused of using excessive force during a raid of a Yale University party where cops allegedly brandishing semi-automatic weapons tasered a student before arresting several others.

Jordan Jefferson, the student who was tasered, had to be hospitalized following the incident. A total of five students were arrested during the raid.

According to Yale University, several students have reported "serious concerns" about the behavior of the officers who showed up at Elevate Lounge during the early morning hours of Oct. 2.

Police entered the club, which was being rented out by two colleges at Yale for a private dance party, to do a "compliance check," according to Joe Avery, public information officer for NHPD.

Avery said there were 256 people in the club, 100 more than permitted by the fire marshal. The officers began to "defuse the chaotic situation and safety hazards in Elevate."

The NHPD argues the scene inside Elevate "created serious safety hazards" and the fact that it was "58 percent over legal occupancy" was an "egregious violation." Officials also note "other violations," such as underage drinking and allowing patrons of all ages inside the club.

A Yale University spokesman said those who were not 21 and were not allowed to legally drink were not given a bracelet that would allow them to be served at the bar, and were not permitted to drink inside the establishment.

According to the statement, Jefferson hit a police officer when he was being arrested and "had to be tased to be brought under control."

As for the pending investigation, the police department said, "The City of New Haven and the NHPD does not tolerate unprofessional or improper behavior by any officer, and will investigate fully any complaint or reasonable suspicion of that kind of behavior."

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