HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in the use of a stun gun against a city teenager that prompted demonstrations of protests in which the police chief participated and drew criticism by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
A ruling released by the Hartford Police Department’s internal affairs division on Thursday found Detective Shawn Ware was within Hartford police conduct and policies when he used a stun gun on 18-year-old Luis Anglero Aug. 19. Authorities say the officer was responding to an unruly crowd.
Anglero was hospitalized and charged with breach of peace and interfering.
His family said he was obeying Ware’s orders when the detective stunned him.
Malloy said the videotaped incident left him “momentarily sickened,” which drew a rebuke by the president of the Hartford police union.