The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region

Teen’s injury leads to lawsuit against Rotterdam police

Police use of force under fire

Text Size: A | A

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’ ...

You Must or Subscribe to Continue
subscribe to the Daily Gazette
Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Enjoy this story? Share it!