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Pennsylvania Man Alleges Brutality by Dover Police

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has filed a federal lawsuit alleging he was the subject of brutality by Dover police officers.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Stephen DiFlorio of West Chester says he and a friend were leaving a restaurant in 2013 when they were attacked by a group of people.

DiFlorio says his attackers fled when police arrived, but that officers, without warning, used a stun gun on him. He says police then showed up at his house the next day, threw him to the ground, and punched and kicked him as they took him into custody.

DiFlorio says police submitted bogus paperwork to justify charging him with resisting arrest, underage possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct.

A police spokesman said Friday that the department does not comment on pending litigation.

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