No. 88-1563.

871 F.2d 1151 (1989)

Rose BORDANARO, et al., Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. John McLEOD, et al., Defendants, Appeal of CITY OF EVERETT, Edward Connolly, and Donald Bontempo, Defendants, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided March 30, 1989.

As Amended April 5, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ira H. Zaleznik with whom Lewin & Rosenthal, Boston, Mass., was on brief, for defendants, appellants.

Juliane Balliro with whom Joseph J. Balliro, Balliro, Mondano & Balliro, Boston, Mass., Martin K. Leppo, Anthony Traini, Leppo & Traini, Randolph, Mass., Frank Mondano and J. James Balliro, Jr., Boston, Mass., were on brief, for plaintiffs, appellees.

Before BOWNES and BREYER, Circuit Judges, and CAFFREY, Senior District Judge.

BOWNES, Circuit Judge.

This appeal arises out of brutal beatings that plaintiffs-appellees received at the hands of Everett, Massachusetts police officers. Those injured and the estate of a person killed in the attack were awarded substantial verdicts1 in their actions based upon 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act. The defendants-appellants — the City of Everett, its Mayor, and its Chief of Police —...

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