FBI arrests 4 East Haven officers
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 7:56 AM EST Updated: Jan 24, 2012 8:46 AM EST
By WFSB Staff
EAST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested four East Haven police officers in connection to an investigation into alleged racial profiling.
The arrests were made early Tuesday morning at the police department and at the officer's homes.
Those arrested included Sgt. John Miller and officers David Cari, Dennis Spaulding and Jason Zullo. According to the indictment, Miller often supervised the 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. shift, and Cari, Spaulding and Zullo all worked that shift.
The indictment stated that all four of the officers used unreasonable searches and seizures and used unreasonable force and concealed their actions.
Officials said two of the officers were arrested and the police department and the other two were arrested at their homes.
All of the arrested officers are expected to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon.
Last month, the United States Justice Department said that the department engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Latinos.