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Police officer’s lawsuit divides town, settles for $1.2 million

At first, attorney Michael Sacco thought he was handling a routine disability claim. A sole practitioner in Westfield, Mass. who typically represents retirement boards, Sacco quickly found himself knee-deep in a civil rights lawsuit that offered a glimpse into the inner political machinations of a sleepy town and its police department, revealing a sordid mess.

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