From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe said he had enough of people making complaints to the Police Department of pending crime, only to be told to go to the court the next day and file for a civil protective order.
… “This is not the first instance of this type of thing,” the judge told (deputy chief) Baraja. “There seems to be a reoccurring pattern of complaints being made to the Police Department and yet no responses are made, no report is made and the citizen, the city taxpayer, is told to go get a civil protective order the next day.”
Baraja responded that a report is mandatory in this type of situation and an arrest was a strong possibility if officers had responded.
“This is particularly disturbing because there was a call made when the incident was in progress,” the judge added. “There should be some policy in place because at the least what I heard could have been a disorderly conduct or a breach of peace arrest.”
Full story here.