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March 3rd, 2017 – Following a meeting this afternoon with the owner and management of the Angry Bull Saloon, the Department received their liquor permit for immediate voluntary suspension.
The Hartford Police Department is currently investigating the fact and circumstances leading to the untimely death of 18 year old Taylor Lavoie of East Granby early this morning. Hartford Police report that Taylor was at the Angry Bull Saloon prior to her death.
The Angry Bull’s permit is suspended for a period up to March 24th, 2017. During this time, the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) and Hartford Police will initiate a review of the security measures in place, and where appropriate, recommend security enhancements. During this period of suspension, the premises will remain closed to the public.
“Public health and safety is our number one priority at DCP, and we are committed to continuing our work with the management of Angry Bull Saloon, and Hartford Police Department on this matter,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris, “Our Liquor Control Division will move this investigation forward in the most thorough manner possible.”
Connecticut residents with concerns regarding liquor permittees may contact the Liquor Control Division at or (860) 713-6200. More information about the division, including recent suspensions can be found on DCP’s website here.
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