Albany Times Union: Trial Starts in Troy Excessive Force Case

A civil rights lawsuit over whether three Troy police officers used excessive force and falsely arrested a man in 2011 goes to trial Monday in U.S. District Court in Utica. Claiming his rights were violated, John Larkins, represented by Gennaro Calabrese of Kindlon Shanks & Associates, sued the city and officers Justin Ashe, Dominick Comitale and Martin Furciniti over his arrest Aug. 27, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital.