Police Lieutenant Suspended For Allowing Erasure of Cruiser Video

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Milford’s police chief says a one-day suspension without pay has been imposed on a lieutenant who unintentionally allowed the deletion of thousands of hours of video from police cruiser cameras.

The videos were sought under a public records request by a lawyer for the family of one of two teenagers killed in a cruiser crash last year.

Chief Keith Mello said Monday that Lt. Dan Bothwell was suspended, but he said none of the deleted videos involved the criminal case against former Officer Jason Anderson.

Anderson is charged with manslaughter in the deaths of David Servin and Ashlie Krakowski. The lawyer for Servin’s family requested all videos involving city officers over the past two years, and he says he’s considering legal action over the destroyed files.

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