The times they are confusing for former Police Chief AJ Perez who’ll report to prison soon for rigging his own top cop test. One day in court he said this, the next he said that in the civil complaint brought by his former underlings challenging the appointing process for the assistant chief position.
Perez also declared under oath that one of the plaintiffs, Captain Roderick Porter, was offered the second spot in the department. Porter testified no.
CT Post reporter Dan Tepfer has more:
Former police chief Armando Perez took the stand for a second day of testimony Friday in the civil trial challenging the appointment of Rebeca Garcia as assistant police chief–and promptly retracted much of his testimony from the day before.
“I think I was a little confused yesterday,” Perez volunteered as the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Thomas Bucci, prepared to question him for a second day.
“What are you confused about?” Bucci asked.
Perez then said that everything he had said Thursday about the process that had been used to select Garcia as assistant chief–resumes being requested from staff and the names of candidates being sent to a consultant hired by the mayor–didn’t occur. He said he confused it with the deputy chief position.
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