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State Police Statement Regarding Arrest of Two State Troopers




STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
 
Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2017

 

State Police Statement Regarding Arrest of Two State Troopers

The Connecticut State Police is committed to serving all of Connecticut’s residents while embodying our core values of professionalism, respect, and integrity.  We hold accountable all members of the agency, emphasizing their obligation to uphold these values and our standard of conduct, whether on-duty or off-duty.

Immediately upon learning of the egregious conduct of two off-duty state troopers, Trooper Rupert Laird, Troop C-Tolland, and Trooper Xavier Cruz, Troop K-Colchester, the Connecticut State Police suspended their police powers, confiscated their weapons, badges and patrol vehicles, and opened its own administrative inquiry. Both troopers are suspended pending the outcome of the proceedings.   

The Wethersfield Police Department is the lead investigative body.  Any requests for information on the progress of this case should be addressed to the New Britain State’s Attorney’s Office. 


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