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Suit vs. police at Gillette Stadium expands

Protective custody at issue

Two more people joined a federal class-action lawsuit Monday against Foxborough police and its chief, contending that the department’s practice of putting Gillette Stadium eventgoers into protective custody when they are intoxicated violates state law.

The two bring the number of class representatives to four, in a process that could affect more than 1,000 people and take about two years to conclude, said Howard Friedman, one of the attorneys representing the plaintiffs.

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