From Dan Tepfer, Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
The head of the minority organization of city police officers is demanding Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration enter a voluntary agreement with federal authorities for a special master to again oversee the force following a new lawsuit by an ex-top ranking officer.
Among the allegations in the former captain’s lawsuit were claims that former Police Chief Armando Perez often used racist language and fantasized about eliminating Black officers.
At the time of his own resignation, Straubel, who is white, was under investigation by the Internal Affairs office for allegedly sending racist text messages that denigrated Black people, including fellow Capt. Roderick Porter. That internal probe ended when Straubel left the force.
“The Bridgeport Guardians are disgusted by the lawsuit filed by retired Capt. Mark Straubel. The content in his lawsuit is horrific for Black officers and officers of color within the department,” said the Guardians’ president, Officer Davon Polite, on Tuesday.
Full story here.