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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ansonia man pleads guilty to lying to FBI about police brutality claim

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
HARTFORD >> An Ansonia man who accused Derby police officers of beating him during his arrest for a probation violation admitted Tuesday he was lying.
Edward Minerly, 52, of Ansonia, who is a registered sex offender, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford to one count of making a false report of police brutality to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Minerly faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello sentences him on Feb. 10.

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