From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
The lawyer for four top city police officials, seeking to overturn the appointment of Rebeca Garcia as assistant police chief, said he will appeal a court ruling delaying the case to October.
Thomas Bucci said his clients, Captains Brian Fitzgerald, Steven Lougal and Roderick Porter, and Deputy Police Chief Anthony Armeno, are being retaliated against because of the stand they have taken against Garcia’s appointment. He would not say what that retaliation has been.
… In December, the captains and Armeno filed suit in state Superior Court one day after the City Council approved Garcia as assistant police chief. Garcia, the first female Hispanic to hold the post, was chosen by Mayor Joe Ganim and Police Chief Armando Perez for the $142,425 a year job.
The suit claims the appointment of Garcia to assistant chief is “unlawful and invalid,” because it was not done under the provisions of civil service.
Full story here.