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Foxboro police chief sued

Concertgoers challenge town's protective custody policy

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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:24 am

FOXBORO - Police Chief Edward O'Leary has been sued by two concertgoers detained for alleged drunkenness before a Bruce Springsteen show at Gillette Stadium last month in a civil action that could have a profound impact on police procedure at future concerts.

The suit by Paul Weldner and Dr. Timothy Dutton, both from Maine, was filed in federal court, alleging they were held under an illegal policy in which police simply round up people they think are drunk.

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