After reading that , most people seem to wonder why Luis Feliciano was offered a position as a Hartford Police Officer. Granted, the murder charges were not prosecuted for whatever reason, but the testimony by Springfield officers regarding gang affiliations and the "drug trafficking" evidence found after the search warrant of Feliciano's apartment should have drawn his character to be a police officer into question
The fact that the homicide charges were not prosecuted I guess legally gave Feliciano the right to say he had never been arrested or convicted of a crime, But Hartford Police applicants are rejected for far less than being charged with murder.
Unfortunately for HPD, the Civil Service Commission report in Feliciano vs. the Springfield Police was released after Feliciano was hired by Hartford. The hearing officers report and comments were telling statements into Feliciano's character. Commissioner Christopher Bowman found that Feliciano's testimony was less than credible and stated that it didn't carry any weight in his decision because he didn't consider Feliciano truthful.
Now lets move ahead to recent history. Yesterday, 7/29/2014 Hartford Police Officer Luis Feliciano was suspended as a police officer and his badge and gun were taken away. All the pieces of the puzzle are still coming together but according to several police sources, somehow Feliciano was ensnared in an FBI investigation being conducted at the Hartford Walmart. The scope of that investigation is unknown , but at least one source confirmed that the FBI is not currently investigating Feliciano, they just uncovered the original wrongdoing
Feliciano's alleged activity was apparently uncovered by the FBI during the course of their investigation, including video evidence, which was then turned over to HPD and their Internal Affairs Division. Again, according to police sources, Feliciano's activity apparently involved theft of Walmart merchandise while he was working private duty jobs at Walmart.
The value or specifics of the merchandise were not available at this time as the HPD Internal investigation continues.
One source speaking on the condition of anonymity stated that the evidence is solid and will most likely result in criminal charges being filed eventually against Feliciano