BRIDGEPORT -State Rep. Christopher Rosario, D-Bridgeport has joined group members in urging the town to equip its police automobiles with sprint cameras in mild of an incident Friday night time the place a police officer is seen on video beating a youngster.
“We had a gathering with Police Chief Armando Perez and different group leaders to debate these occasions and are calling for a swift and thorough investigation and public launch of the findings,” Rosario stated. “If the Inner Affairs investigation finds that there was mistaken doing, we’re asking that the officer(s) concerned be instantly separated from the Bridgeport Police Division and that expenses be filed towards them.”
On the video Officer Christina Arroyo is proven beating 18-yr-previous Aaron Kearney repeatedly within the face as different officers maintain Kearney towards the hood of a police automotive. The incident was sparked by a minor automotive crash on Seaview Avenue.
Rosario stated he and the Bridgeport state legislative delegation met with Perez and reiterated that state funds can be found to accumulate and set up sprint cameras. They requested that they apply for these dollars and to right away outfit each cruiser.
“Whereas we’re nonetheless studying the small print concerning the incident, we renew our name to increase using non-deadly drive and different de-escalation techniques by the Bridgeport Police Division,” Rosario stated. “We look ahead to working with Chief Perez and his employees to assist bridge the hole between the group and his division, however acts of police brutality won’t be tolerated.”