The FBI arrested a Bayonne police officer at his home this morning in connection to an alleged case of police brutality against a resident, a city official confirmed this afternoon.
The FBI arrested Domenico Lillo, one of the defendants in a federal lawsuit filed last November by Brandon Walsh, 26, and Walsh’s family, the city official said.
On Dec. 27, 2013, Lillo and two other police officers “stormed into” Walsh’s home on Avenue C and pepper-sprayed him and his mother, according to the lawsuit.
Bayonne police said the officers were there to arrest Walsh on an outstanding warrant, and that Walsh refused to step outside of his home. Police also said Walsh pushed one of them back, and tried to force the door closed.