Wednesday, May 25, 2011
UP IN SMOKE
It seems that HPD is starting their spring cleaning prior to a possible larger scale housecleaning, depending on the "independent investigation" that is about to commence.
Boxes and boxes of payroll time cards were incinerated yesterday, just days before investigators are scheduled to begin looking into possible irregularities at the Hartford Police Department. The payroll cards may have also shed light on activities similar to those that led to the arrest of former Hartford Police Officer Hector Robles.
Robles, through his attorneys, has a rather extensive Freedom of Information request with the HPD and the City of Hartford currently pending.
The City had requested permission from the State of Connecticut to destroy the records, as required by state law. That request was granted on May 10, 2011.
The records were transported to an incinerator in Wallingford and the entire operation was overseen by a Hartford Police Captain who also followed the trash truck containing the records and watched as they were burned.
I'm not sure if this is the normal procedure, but it all seems interesting in light of the current state of affairs at Jennings Road.