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New Jersey motorist awarded an astonishing $2.7 million in police…

A woman beaten by a Newark, New Jersey police officer during a routine traffic stop in October of 2004 has just been awarded $2.7 million by a jury, a monstrously high sum for an incident where no one was killed. But it is a reflection of just how awful the encounter was. So what happened? » 6/15/11 4:00pm 6/15/11 4:00pm