Hartford Police officer Luis Feliciano had skated on an alleged homicide charge, skated on evidence of drug trafficking after his apartment was searched by Springfield PD during the investigation into his alleged involvement in a deadly stabbing that led to his arrest on murder charges.
He even was able to get hired in Hartford despite concerns by Springfield officers over his alleged gang connections that resulted in him being turned down as a Springfield PD applicant.
But he couldn't skate from allegations turned over to HPD by FBI agents that detected his thefts from the Hartford Walmart during a parallel FBI investigation. It is unclear if the FBI uncovered the thefts and there may possibly already have been a current investigation underway by HPD Internal Affairs.
Chief Rovella issued an e-mail statement to all Department members late this afternoon advising them of Feliciano's arrest.
Another twist was uncovered tonight. After a short time as a Hartford Police Officer, Feliciano reported his department issued weapon had been stolen during a burglary of his Springfield apartment. The weapon was later recovered by Springfield PD during a drug raid, no further details were available at this time as to any circumstances of the theft or recovery
According to sources, the second charge may have stemmed from Felciano's possession of what was called by one source "a magnetic key" a device used to remove anti-theft tags and devices from high value
According to sources, it is believed that additional charges against Feliciano will be forthcoming as the investigation proceeds