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Officer involved in police brutality case suing the city, RPD Chief

WHECTV
Updated: July 24, 2020 11:13 PM
Created: July 24, 2020 10:13 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — One of the Rochester Police Officers involved in a police brutality case is suing the city and Police Chief La'Ron Singletary.

Spencer McAvoy is challenging the termination of his employment.

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On May 5, 2018, Christopher Pate says he was forced to the ground, tased and punched in the face.

Pate matched the description of a suspect and McAvoy testified that Pate did not cooperate when asked for ID.

Former Officer Michael Sippel was convicted of a misdemeanor assault charge and fired from the RPD.

McAvoy, who was on the detail with Sippel, was never criminally charged but was terminated.


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