Police sources are confirming that Hartford Police Officer Kevin Brodie was arrested shortly before midnight last night for an assault he allegedly committed while he was on duty. The assault apparently occurred at a Hartford School during the day shift while Brodie was working in the patrol division.
The Hartford Police Department spokesperson Nancy Mulroy said that an official statement will be released later today.
Sources have also told me that Brodie has been a police officer less than a year and graduated from the HPD academy on July 2, 2010 and is still on his probation period. From what the police sources told me, the assault by Brodie was revealed when the victim sought out treatment for his injuries and apparently the assault was also witnessed by school staff members.
No report of the beating or any case report was made by Brodie after the incident. Although Brodie has already been arrested for the assault charge, HPD Internal Affairs is continuing their investigation.
Chief Roberts was unavailable for comment at this time.More on this as I get it.
HPD STATEMENT ISSUED
HARTFORD POLICE NEWS
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
OFFICER SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY
(Hartford) - Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts has suspended without pay Probationary Officer Kevin T. Brodie. The suspension was precipitated by his arrest following an incident that occurred at a Hartford alternative education school at 245 Locust Street, Hartford, on March 15, 2011, that involved a 17 year old student.
As a result of that incident, Brodie was charged with strangulation in the second degree, second degree unlawful restraint and assault in the third degree. He was released on a written promise to appear with a court date of March 24, 2011.
Brodie, who joined the department on December 14, 2009, and graduated from the Police Academy on July 2nd, 2010, has been a probationary employee since graduation seven and one half months ago.
The Hartford Police Department's Internal Affairs Division has begun an investigation.