I’ve known Jimmy Honis for 30 years from his years as an accomplished undercover cop investigating major drug dealers through his rise as deputy chief. Looking into this one. Generally, when a police officer is investigated it is conducted by the department’s Office of Internal Affairs, unless it’s a federal probe. From Mayor Bill Finch:
Deputy Chief James Honis Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Outcome of Criminal Investigation
Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. announced today that Bridgeport Police Deputy Chief James Honis has been placed on administrative leave with pay, effective immediately, while an investigation is conducted into an allegation of a serious criminal nature made against him.
“In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, and the Department, it is necessary to place Deputy Chief Honis on administrative leave,” said Gaudett.
Police officers under investigation are placed on administrative leave with pay as required by the Police Union contract.
In his absence, Deputy Chief Adam Radzimirski, who is in charge of Investigative Services, also will assume responsibilities for Uniformed Services.
There will be no further comment on the pending investigation.