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Case dismissed after 2007 bar fight following St. Patrick's Day Parade
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - On Wednesday, Oneida County Supreme Court Justice Patrick MacRae dismissed the case of Linda Carlo v. City of Utica Police Department after three days of a jury trial.
This case involved a large fight that took place at a tavern on Varick Street called "The Vault" owned by Joseph Carlo, Jr.. During the early evening of March 10, 2007 after the St. Patrick's Day parade, a disturbance erupted at the Vault.
Several Utica police officers responded only to be assaulted by some persons in the crowd. The police used pepper spray to gain control of the assailants who were then arrested.
Joseph Carlo's mother, Linda Carlo who was not in any manner involved in the fight, wanted to get away from the fight and was taken down to the cellar by the bartender. While going down the stairs with the bartender, Linda Carlo fell and injured herself.
Linda Carlo bought this action against the City of Utica claiming that Utica police officers assaulted her and caused her to fall down the stairway.
Judge MacRae dismissed the case after Linda Carlo presented all of her proof. Linda Carlo was represented by Attorney Peter Palewski and the City was represented by the Corporation Counsel's Office.