The Hartford Emergency Dispatch Center continues to be the focus of internal problems. The Dispatch Center was severed from the Police Department several years ago by an act of the Hartford City Council and the separate "Department of Emergency Telecommunications" was formed. Another department created in a cash strapped City, complete with its own Director at a $100,000 plus annual salary and a City car to take home at night.
Where that home is also continues to be a large question as the Director, retired Hartford police sergeant Andrew Jaffe had promised both Mayor segarra and the previous Hartford City Council that he would establish residency in Hartford after accepting the position. Jaffe did purchase a condominium at 30 Woodland Street last year, but I would challenge anyone to find his City vehicle with the "HFD" municipal parked there at night. I have tried on numerous occasions and have not seen it there once yet.
So back to the most recent problem. It seems that one of Jaffee's dispatchers had loaned her personal vehicle, registered to her, to her fiancee and her brother apparently. That vehicle was then apparently used in some sort of criminal or questionable activity in Manchester. Manchester PD contacted the Hartford Dispatch Center in an attempt to locate the car and its occupants. Another dispatcher ran the plate given by Manchester PD and realized that it belonged to Dispatcher Kim Walton.
That eventually began a chain of events in which Walton was caught on video allegedly using the NCIC computer database to check on her fiancee and her brother, both of who had outstanding warrants.
The HPD arrest warrant application for Walton's arrest is below. After an investigation by HPD'sInternal Affairs Division, Walton was arrested and charged with Computer crimes 3rd degree and was arrested. Walton's arraignment was yesterday at GA14 at 101 Lafayette and was continued to February 14, 2012 according to a representative in the Clerk's Office at the Court.
No information was available on her current status as a City of Hartford employee although she is still listed as a Supervisor in the City's Emergency Telecommunications Dispatch Center according to City records.
Wtp Kim Walton Arrest Application