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Greene County man sues Saugerties police, alleging use of excessive force

Aug 21, 2018 6:45 am
Patricia Doxsey is reporting for the Daily Freeman a Greene County man has filed a federal lawsuit that claims he was assaulted by Saugerties police officers who provoked and attacked him during an incident last year. In the lawsuit, filed in July in federal court in New York’s Northern District, Johndrue Mabb, 59, claims Officers James Mullen and Ryan Hampel used excessive force against him, causing him permanent pain, and violated his constitutional rights. Mabb also claims that, as a result of the encounter, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The complaint also names the town of Saugerties, Police Chief Joseph Sinagra and the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Team, also known as URGENT, among others, as defendants. According to the lawsuit, as a result of the actions of Mullen and Hampel, Mabb suffered injuries and pain that will last the rest of his life. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.