A Naugatuck police officer is below investigation to be used of power after a theft suspect was tased a number of occasions throughout an arrest.
In accordance with the Naugatuck Police Division, a Naugatuck officer deployed their taser a complete of thrice whereas taking a theft suspect into custody on Oct. 14.
“After a supervisory evaluate of the video, as is coverage with this division, issues had been raised on the deployment of the taser and the problem was introduced earlier than the Waterbury State’s Legal professional for evaluate,” the division mentioned in a press release on Friday evening.
Naugatuck police mentioned after they conferred with the Waterbury State’s Legal professional’s workplace, a felony investigation was referred to the Connecticut State Police. The division additionally launched a separate inside investigation by an outdoor regulation agency, in line with police.
No accidents had been reported within the incident, Naugatuck police mentioned.
“We ask for the communities’ endurance as this investigation is accomplished,” in line with Naugatuck police. “The officer concerned within the incident has been positioned on paid administrative depart.”
Naugatuck police mentioned the Waterbury State’s Legal professional’s workplace is in possession of physique digicam footage from the incident and intends to launch the video within the close to future.
“The Naugatuck Police stay dedicated to sustaining and upholding excessive moral requirements and guaranteeing that each one people are at all times handled with dignity and respect,” the division mentioned in a press release. “Our officers have acquired de-escalation and truthful and neutral coaching beforehand and can readily proceed to obtain such coaching on a recurring foundation.
“We hope that the arduous work and dedication that the women and men of the Naugatuck Police show every day is not going to be missed by the general public,” the assertion continued. “The Naugatuck Police stay dedicated to offering the best high quality service that Naugatuck deserves.”
The names of the suspect and the officer concerned are usually not being launched at the moment.