Two Bridgeport police officers accused of using excessive force in the arrest of a family of five last year have been exonerated by the city's Office of Internal Affairs.

On that night -- Jan. 23, 2013 -- the family patriarch was shot with a stun gun and the entire family spent time locked up.

In five separate complaints, Horace Jennings, his wife and their three sons claimed Officers David Rivera and John Carrano engaged in conduct unbecoming of an officer and unjustly took action against the family.

"During the course of the investigation, Internal Affairs investigators interviewed 19 civilians and police officers who were present that night," said Bill Kaempffer, Police Department spokesman. "The investigation was very thorough and detailed, and there was no finding of wrongdoing by the police officers."

The report, filed in April, found that the stories of all officers on the scene matched, but the family's statements were inconsistent and at times inaccurate.

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