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Article

Publication Date

Fall 2016

Abstract

On March 15, 2015, New Haven Police Officer Josh Smereczynsky slammed a handcuffed, black, 15-year-old girl to the ground at the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. According to the girl’s grandmother, the arrested girl had been attacked in a nearby restaurant by an 18-year-old girl who had been threatening her for several months.

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Paper submitted for Urban Legal History

Yale Law School, Fall 2016

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