Teen Files Suit-Alleges Police Brutality

A new police brutality lawsuit is being brought on against the Springfield Police Department.  

A West Springfield  teenager who filed the federal suit on Tuesday was one of three who  allegedly stole an unmarked police vehicle in 2016.  

The suit claims the  boy was brought to the ground and repeatedly bitten by a police dog,  and was assaulted by officer Gregg Bigda and detective Steven  Vigneault.  

Bigda was later recorded on video threatening the two other  juveniles who were involved in the incident. 

 Vigneault resigned over  the incident, while Bigda was suspended.

City Officials have not commented.


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