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E. Haven police trial shown photos of blooded man

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Prosecutors have shown jurors photos of a bloodied man who is set to be a key witness in the government's civil rights case against two East Haven police officers.

Moises Marin is expected to testify on Wednesday about the events of Nov. 21, 2008, when prosecutors say officer Dennis Spaulding used excessive force to arrest Marin on charges of interfering with police and breach of peace.

The New Haven Register reports that Marin's sister, Wesfalia Rocha, testified Tuesday in federal court in Hartford that her brother "looked sad, very nervous, spoke very little and looked panicked" after his release from custody the next day.

Spaulding and David Cari are charged with conspiracy against rights, deprivation of rights and other charges. Spaulding also is charged with using unreasonable force.

They have pleaded not guilty.

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