Police Officer Steven Figueroa who has been arrested a half dozen times the past two years including recent domestic violence charges was fired on Wednesday by Police Chief AJ Perez.
“After consideration of all information available through an investigation, it is clear that Steven Figueroa is wholly unfit to serve as a police officer. This officer violated his oath of office and the public trust. As of this afternoon, Steven Figueroa has been terminated as a member of the Bridgeport Police Department.”
The officer’s conduct became a campaign issue with both Mayor Joe Ganim and his September 10 Democratic primary opponent State Senator Marilyn Moore calling for swift action against Figueroa.
From CT Post reporter Tara O’Neill
On July 20, Figueroa was again arrested and charged by Shelton police for the same incident that led to his June 29 arrest. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault, another felony charge.
An arrest affidavit for the sexual assault charge indicated that he threatened to kill the victim if he lost his job as a result of her reporting the assault.
On July 22, he was suspended without pay by Bridgeport police. On July 29, he turned himself in to Bridgeport police on an active warrant for violating the conditions of his release from the April 2018 incident.
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