Uniformed Officer arrested in Family altercation

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Hamden's Offiicer Cirillo

Scirbe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police Officer arrested in uniform during a North Haven harassment arrest on Sunday afternoon. The New Years eve incident was sparked by text threats to the officers wife from her sisters boyfriend.

Sargent Michael Cirillo, charged the man in the basement of a North Haven home and aggressively tussled him to the ground asking him about bleeping his wife. Vincent Terrone was attacked by the armed and uniformed officer while handcuffed by the North Haven officers. Cirillo’s department was notified and he has been placed on modified duty. His duty weapon was removed and the officer was arrested on third degree assault charges after the incident.

Terrone complained about physical pain after the incident and was taken to the Yale New haven hospital for evaluation. He also ask that the harassment charges be dismissed due to the altercation that left him injured.

According to reports Chief Wydra of the Hamden Police Department made the following statement, “I was immediately made aware of the arrest of Sergeant Michael Cirillo on December 31, 2017 by the North Haven Police Department. Based on the circumstances involved in the incident as I understand them, Sergeant Cirillo was promptly placed on modified duty and relieved of all police powers and authority, pending the outcome of an internal investigation which was initiated forthwith.”

He later is heard apologizing to the New Haven officers on scene and said, “It is what it is.” Cirillo is expected to be in court on 11 January.

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