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12 Springfield, Massachusetts Officers Investigated for Parking Lot Beating

Alleged beating took place 18 months ago outside a bar

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    A Massachusetts newspaper is reporting that 12 Springfield police officers are being investigated for the beating of several men in a parking lot 18 months ago.

    The Republican newspaper of Springfield reports the Hampden County District Attorney's Office is investigating after receiving a report from the internal affairs unit of the Springfield Police Department.

    The April 2015 fight happened after a confrontation at a bar between several off-duty officers and four men.

    Later, in the parking lot, the men say the off-duty officers badly beat them, including hitting one from behind with a baton and another with a Taser.

    One had a broken leg, concussion and teeth knocked out, but a police report described their injuries as "minor cuts and scrapes."

    No charges were ever filed.

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