Sources are telling me that a letter has been delivered to Mayor Segarra today from the attorneys for Lieutenant Neville Brooks requesting an outside investigation into actions at the Hartford Police Department, specifically the Internal Affairs Division.
According to the sources, shortly after the letter was received, Chief Daryl K. Roberts was summoned to the Mayor's Office.
Numerous issues have been raised here on the blog as well as numerous comments calling for an outside investigation.
This afternoon Mayor Segarra ordered Chief Roberts to initiate an "immediate independent review" into the IAD matter.
Here is Mayor Segarra's statement:
(May 12, 2011) --- Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra issued this statement today regarding the Hartford Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division:
“I have already met with Police Chief Daryl Roberts and have directed him to order an immediate independent review of the IAD. As matters continue to unfold, I reserve my right to take additional action to preserve the integrity, trust, and public safety of the community.”
Please keep posting details here, or contact me personally if you feel more comfortable with that. Shining light on these things does make a difference.
Below is the letter from Lieutenant Brooks' attorney to Mayor Segarra requesting the outside investigation:
N Brooks Atty Letter