A Middlesex County man received $850,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit

A Middlesex County man received $850,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit

PERTH AMBOY — A Middlesex County man received $850,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit that claimed that a city police officer who arrested him lied under oath about him having a knife.

Edwin Rodriguez was arrested Sept. 5, 2013, by a cop who body-slammed him after asking for Rodriguez’s identification.