State police have refused to release the results of an internal investigation into the actions of troopers caught on camera appearing to contrive charges against East Hartford resident Michael Picard when he was protesting a drunken driving checkpoint in West Hartford in 2015.
The Journal Inquirer had sought the internal affairs report, which has been completed by state police officials. But in a letter emailed to the JI on Aug. 2, Janet Ainsworth, staff lawyer for the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, wrote that the report would not be released.
In citing the reason why the report would not be released, Ainsworth wrote that “in accordance with CGS 1-214 (the invasion of personal privacy provision of the Freedom of Information Act) and the NP-1 collective bargaining agreement between the state of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Police Union, the three employees have all objected to release of (the report) and the agency supports them in that decision.”
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