A federal judge on April 25 upheld the validity of a criminal defendant’s waiver of the right to sue a municipality or police for claims relating to his arrest, finding that the waiver was not a quid pro quo for avoiding jail time.
After hearing arguments, U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway entered an order dismissing Dessino v. Cranford, 99-2110 (NHP), a civil rights suit against the borough of Cranford, N.J., and six police officers for alleged use of excessive force without probable cause to arrest.
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