A.C. cop indicted in K-9 attack on man outside Tropicana Casino

October 12, 2018

Image from surveillance video showing four Atlantic City police officers in a pile on top of David Connor Castellani during a 2013 arrest. The city paid Castellani $3 million to settle a federal civil-rights lawsuit that arose from the incident.

By Staff

A 34-year-old Atlantic City police officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a brutal 2013 arrest using a K-9 dog on a man outside a casino that cost the city $3 million to settle, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito announced Thursday.

Sterling Wheaten, of Mays Landing, was charged with one count of violating civil rights and one count of falsifying a police report about the arrest of David Connor Castellani, a Linwood resident who was 20 at the time, outside the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on June 15, 2013.

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