HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- The two East Haven police officers accused of racially profiling Latinos were both found guilty.
The two cops were found guilty of all charges after the jury deliberated for just nine hours.
East Haven Police Officer Dennis Spaulding was found guilty of violating the civil rights of Latinos and could face up to twenty years in prison when sentenced in January.
Officer David Cari was also found guilty and did not leave the courthouse following the verdict. His lawyer says he surrendered to authorities inside.
"Obviously we're disappointed by today's verdict, we're going to carefully review the trial transcripts and pursue all of our options on appeal," said Atty. Alexander Hernandez, Cari's lawyer.
"The verdict will certainly be appealed and we'll evaluate what other steps we have to take from this point on," said Atty. Frank Riccio, Spaulding's lawyer.
The man that recorded the video in the East Haven store that resulted in the guilty verdicts and the guilty pleas by two other East Haven cops, feels vindicated in his quest for justice for the Latino community.
"We have to have police officers that we can trust and that the community can go toward when they need help," said Rev. James Manship, St. Rose of Lima Church.
"I cannot understand English too much but I'm very happy right now," said one of the victims in the case.
The two men were arrested in January of last year and were described by those that conducted the investigation as 'racial bullies.'
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