News release from mayoral candidate State Senator Marilyn Moore:
Today, Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) released the following statement in response to local press outlets reporting that a second Bridgeport police officer involved in a 2017 incident where police broke up a party on Colorado Avenue committed suicide and was found dead in his home on Saturday.
“There is no excuse for this. Two officers have committed suicide, Latinos’ civil rights were violated, and the city attorney is sitting on an FOIA request from the CT Post.
“I am calling for the immediate release of the Internal Affairs report related to the incident on Colorado Avenue in October 2017.
“There is no reason for the City to continue to sit on this report. Two Bridgeport police officers have committed suicide, the victims are waiting in limbo, the level of distrust that the public has with the Police Department grows–and yet the city attorney says they are not releasing the report. Why?
“Release the report today. End the secrecy surrounding this incident and let healing process begin.
“Once again, we see the city attorney’s office ignore state law concerning Freedom of Information. The Internal Affairs report is the public’s information not the City Attorney’s private information. Release the report today.”