Sentencing Day For Former East Haven Officer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ One of four East Haven officers charged in a federal investigation alleging police bias and abuse against Hispanics is facing sentencing.

Jason Zullo is scheduled to be sentenced to one to two years in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. He pleaded guilty in October to obstruction of justice, acknowledging he falsified a police report about a motorcycle chase in October 2008.

Prosecutors say Zullo failed to mention in his report that he struck the motorcycle with his cruiser three times during the chase and caused it to crash, injuring the rider and a passenger.  Zullo’s lawyer says Zullo has not admitted to any bias against Hispanics and notes the motorcycle rider was white.  Another officer has pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing. The remaining two officers await trial.


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