“The mayor had nothing to do with it,” Perez testified last month in state Superior Court in Hartford. “It was David (Dunn) and I.”
Original story: Shortly after former Police Chief Armando Perez checked into federal prison it wasn’t long before he felt his mortality checking out.
Expecting the more relaxed confines of a federal prison camp, the place for non-violent offenders, he was locked into isolation, a Covid prison protocol for new arrivals, subjected to obtuse hacks, disconnected from his family.
The same happened to his co-conspirator David Dunn, the city’s former personnel director who was also charged with rigging a police chief test to benefit Perez.
Both are trying to fend off an effort by the state to poach their pensions based on a duty-performance crime law.
When Perez and Dunn received relatively short federal sentences for their conduct, the clueless meowing do-gooders were outraged beyond recognition.
How could this happen! they shouted derisively, a short stay in club fed.
If it’s such a nice club–my usual rejoinder to the fantastical superiority–why don’t you join it?
CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:
Former Police Chief Armando Perez’s eight-month incarceration in the federal prison system did not begin as he had expected.
Given his age then — 65 — and his crimes — cheating to become Bridgeport’s top cop and lying to the FBI about it — Perez was supposed to be incarcerated at the minimum-security Gilmer camp in Glenville, W. Va.
Upon his arrival in May 2021, however, the fallen law enforcer was, instead, temporarily housed in Gilmer’s medium-security prison.
“They put me in a prison cell, by myself. They gave me a mattress that smelled like urine, two blankets, a sheet and three towels, little small toothbrush and some liquid soap and that was it,” Perez testified last month during a court hearing in Hartford to help determine whether his crimes will also cost him and his family his annual $102,000 municipal pension.
Attorney General William Tong is pursuing a lawsuit to revoke or reduce Perez’s pension under a 2008 state law, which puts that benefit in jeopardy if a public employee commits certain work-related crimes. Perez’s attorney, Robert Frost Jr., is seeking a reduction of no more than 15 percent.
Full story here.