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Teen’s injury leads to lawsuit against Rotterdam police

Police use of force under fire

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The parents of a Rotterdam teenager are suing the town for $1 million, claiming that Rotterdam police officers used excessive force to remove their son from a school bus, breaking his arm in the process and possibly causing nerve damage. An attorney for the family said 16-year-old Jacob Gocheski suffered from emotional disabilities and was having a “mental incident” when police entered the school bus Oct. 9. Rotterdam Police Chief Jim Hamilton defended his officers’ ...


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