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STATEMENT FROM MAYOR BRONIN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT THAMES

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR BRONIN AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT THAMES

HARTFORD, CONN (August 10, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin and Council President Glendowlyn L.H. Thames released the joint statement below regarding the video involving a Hartford Police Department officer that has been circulating today. 

“The officer’s behavior in this video is completely unacceptable and inconsistent with the values of our Police Department and our city,” said Mayor Bronin and Council President Thames.  “This incident is both disappointing and damaging.  Law enforcement officers have a responsibility to treat the use of force and threats of force seriously at all times.  The men and women of our Department work every day to build a community relationship based on transparency, accountability, trust and respect, and actions like this undermine that work and that commitment.  Our Department has placed the officer on administrative leave effective immediately, and internal affairs has begun an investigation.  We appreciate the seriousness and transparency of the Department’s response to this incident.”

 

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