From Tara O’Neill and Brian Lockhart, CT Post
An officer who has been on the Bridgeport police force since late 2016 has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on video hitting a suspect in the back of the head Friday night with his department-issue gun.
A Bridgeport police report of the incident identified him as Officer Gianni Capozziello.
Friday night’s incident was the latest involving a police department rocked in recent months by issues involving cops accused of abuse and excessive force.
City Council President Aidee Nieves, who represents the East Side neighborhood where the encounter occurred, in a statement Saturday called it “unacceptable and disturbing.”
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