Sentencing Delayed for East Haven Police Officer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Sentencing has been delayed for one of four East Haven officers charged in a federal investigation alleging police bias and abuse against Hispanics.
Jason Zullo had been scheduled to be sentenced to one to two years in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. A judge continued the sentencing hearing when attorneys argued over sentencing guidelines. No date was set for the next hearing.
Zullo 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 bias against Hispanics and notes the motorcycle rider was white.
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