HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford political activist and attorney says he’s making one last attempt to be financially compensated for his 2007 arrest at former Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s inaugural parade.
Ken Krayeske was arrested for approaching and photographing Rell. Hartford police said the former campaign manager for a Green Party gubernatorial candidate appeared on a list of people they’d been warned might disrupt the parade or be a potential threat to Rell’s safety.
Krayeske said he was held for 13 hours. A Hartford Superior Court judge later dismissed the charge of breach of peace.
The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee is scheduled Wednesday to hear his request for permission to sue the state. Krayeske estimates the arrest has cost him $20,000 in legal bills, in addition to his own time investigating the case.