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North Adams and a plaintiff agree to dismiss lawsuit against the city and several of its police officers

The entrance to the North Adams police station

A lawsuit against the city of North Adams and four of its police officers was dismissed in federal court last week.

NORTH ADAMS — A federal lawsuit alleging North Adams police unlawfully entered a home and used excessive force was dismissed last week.

Last year, a representative of Victoria Guntlow’s estate filed a civil rights lawsuit saying she was injured when police handcuffed her in April 2021. Months later, she drowned in her bathtub while soothing an injury linked to her arrest, according to the complaint filed in U.S.


Greta Jochem can be reached at gjochem@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6272.


Greta Jochem, a Report for America Corps member, joined the Eagle in 2021. Previously, she was a reporter at the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She is also a member of the investigations team.

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