You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Metro

Worcester officer cleared of brutality

WORCESTER — A jury has found in favor of a Worcester police officer who was accused in a lawsuit of severely beating a man with his nightstick during a fight outside a club.

Randy Martineau alleged in the suit that Officer Jarrett Watkins struck him seven times with the baton, breaking bones in his head and neck ­area and inflicting other injuries while trying to break up the fracas in April 2005. Martineau, who lives in Fitchburg, said he was an innocent bystander.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week