BRIDGEPORT – A veteran police officer, who made nationwide information when he broke down final yr on a tv program as he described going to the scene of an unresponsive toddler, has been suspended for criticizing a uniform directive by the chief.
Police Chief Armando Perez confirmed Tuesday that he has put Sgt. Chris Robinson on paid suspension.
“He put out an e mail to your complete Police Division criticizing a directive I put out so I’ve suspended him for some time in order that he can’t give it some thought,” Perez stated. “My door is all the time open and he might have come to me to debate the state of affairs privately however as an alternative he put out the e-mail and I can’t have that. That’s not the best way a Police Division goes to be run.”
The directive from the chief was to have the phrase, “Police” faraway from the again of the blue windbreaker-fashion jackets cops put on.
Within the e-mail Robinson despatched out he criticized the directive contending it might make officers much less seen once they went out in public.
“I feel Chris is an impressive officer however maybe his feelings received the most effective of him,” the chief added.
Police Union President Charles Paris declined remark.
In December 2016, Robinson was featured on the A&E tv program Reside PD as he broke into tears reacting to the state of affairs with the 1-yr-previous youngster who subsequently died.
The video clip of Robinson crying went viral and the officer was universally praised for displaying emotion in that state of affairs.