Men assaulted by Honolulu officer file lawsuit against city

Published: Mar. 7, 2016 at 9:03 PM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - The two men a former Honolulu police officer assaulted while on duty at an illegal game room have a filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to hold the city liable.

Francisco Franson and Jordon Topinio say in their lawsuit filed Sunday that the city is responsible for the 2014 attack because the police department failed to properly train and supervise its officers.

A police department spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit. Spokesmen for the city didn't immediately comment.

Vincent Morre resigned from the force after pleading guilty to violating the men's civil rights. He's serving a 2 ½ year sentence at a California federal prison.

Myles Breiner, who represents the two men, says other officers tried to intimidate them after the attack.

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