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Sentencing of former Meriden cop delayed until next month


MERIDEN — The sentencing of former police officer Evan Cossette, convicted in federal court of using excessive force and falsifying a police report, has been moved to Sept. 23, according to court documents.

Cossette, son of Police Chief Jeffry Cossette, was to be sentenced on Aug. 28. He sought the continuance to adequately prepare for sentencing and to fulfill longstanding family vacation plans and other commitments, according to a motion filed on his behalf by defense attorney Raymond Hassett.

U.S. attorneys raised no objections to the request and a judge granted it last week. Another sentencing memorandum by the government is due 11 days beofore the sentencing; responses are due six days from Sept. 23. A sentencing memorandum — the government’s request for punishment — is in the court file but is sealed from the public.

Cossette was convicted June 3 for pushing prisoner Pedro Temich in a holding cell that resulted in a head injury. He was also accused of lying about it in an internal affairs report. He has since resigned.

mgodin@record-journal.com (203) 317-2255 Twitter: @Cconnbiz



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