Thursday, August 27, 2015
CIVILIANIZE: BEST ROUTE FOR SOME HPD SPOTS?
The City of Hartford is now finding that out the hard way. Approximately 5 months ago , HPD started replacing sworn officers in the HPD Evidence room with civilians. Now, according to HPD sources, at least one of the civilians is being investigated by Internal Affairs for unlawfully removing drugs from the property room.
The theft reportedly took place while drugs were being transported by the civilian employee, unsupervised, from the property room to the State lab for testing and analysis.
It is unclear at this time how many investigations or HPD arrests have been placed in danger after the chain of evidence and integrity have been compromised by the thefts.
No official comment is available from HPD at this time