From Dan Tepfer, Tara O’Neill, CT Post:
One city police officer was fired Thursday and a sergeant was deducted 30 paid holidays earlier this week after they were found to have used excessive force by the city’s internal affairs office during and after a 2017 backyard party on Colorado Avenue.
In a 5-to-2 vote Thursday night, the Police Commission voted to terminate Officer Michael Stanitis, according to Dan Roach, chairman of the commission. He said he could not comment on the details of the decision.
Sgt. Paul Scillia was deducted 30 paid holidays. Earlier this week, Roach acknowledged that the holidays being deducted from Scillia will be taken from “a number” he has banked.
In terms of Stanitis, who joined the city’s police force in April 2011, the union said in a statement late Thursday night that the fight isn’t over.
Full story here.