Yale University Questions Force Used by New Haven Police During Club Raid

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"The information we're getting seems to indicate that the policemen who raided this place were completely out of control and brandishing weapons all over the place, swearing left and right," said Carta. "There were some alleged assaults – students were people pushed and proded."

Carta says he saw a photograph of the incident in which one officer appeared to be holding an "uzi-looking weapon."

Carta, who has representated the club for 15 years, said he's never had problems with Yale students who he characterized as "well-behaved" and that the club is often rented out for off-campus parties.

"The arguement that this was due to underage drinking or overcapacity is absolutely a smoke screen," said Carta. "The way they hanlded it was like a terrorist attack, it was totally out of control."

As for the pending investigation, the police department said, "The City of New Haven and the NHPD does not tolerate unprofessional or improper behavior by any officer, and will investigate fully any complaint or reasonable suspicion of that kind of behavior."

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