On the orders of Hartford Police Chief James Rovella, an "I-FILE " a form of Internal Affairs Investigation was conducted into the behavior of Deputy Chief Rob Ford after complaints of racist comments were made by Ford, directed at an Italian officer and his family.
But as happens in many cases, you may be looking for one thing and end up uncovering something else. In the report below, there are disturbing comments made by Ford in regards to a possible rumored relationship between Ford and a female subordinate where he(Ford) raised the issue of the female officer whether she was "sucking his d**k" or whether he was "f**cking her" as was rumored in the unit. Ford admits in the report as to using that language. Ford claims the language used was an effort to stop the gossiping, but it leaves him and the City extremely vulnerable to a sexual harassment claim and is totally inappropriate for a Deputy Chief to use in front of his subordinates.
You can read the entire report for yourselves below and form your own opinion. The IAD Investigator substantiated a violation of HPD's code of conduct as a result of the complaint.
This may only be the start as there may be other code of conduct violations on the horizon for Ford after his handling (or not handling) an alleged assault at a recent meeting of the Greater Hartford African American Alliance meeting.
Discipline for Ford should be determined in the near future after the report is reviewed by the Departments Advoctae and ultimately reviewed by Chief Rovella