Danbury Police Officers Suspended In Alleged Immigrant Abuse

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Officials say three Danbury police officers have been suspended in connection with a traffic stop in which an immigrant was allegedly abused.

Mayor Mark Boughton (BOW’-tuhn) and an attorney for the police union said Thursday the unpaid suspensions range from 30 to 180 days.

A decision on a fourth officer is expected soon. Officials say that officer is accused of violating the city’s use of force policy and verbally abusing the driver in March.

Eric Brown, an attorney for the officers, says they deny any assault. He says the three did not abuse the driver but admit some rule violations and agreed to suspensions because of the uncertainty of the disciplinary process and to move on with their careers.

Boughton says people must be treated with respect and officers have a duty to intervene to stop misconduct.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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