CCSU Releases Report University Police Department

Says Assault Probe Was Mishandled, Changes In The Offing

John Silva
June 22, 2018 - 11:11 am

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(New Britain, Conn./WTIC Radio) - A report released by Central Connecticut State University shows that accusations of sexual assault made by a female university police officer against a male university officer were mishandled, as were personnel and other matters.  

CCSU released the findings of an independent investigation, which indicates the initial investigation into the 2016 assault was "inappropriately" handled.  

The report from the firm Shipman and Goodwin suggests the CCSU police department's chain of command didn't act in a timely manner.

In addition, the report goes on to says several CCSU officers were hired despite questionable background checks, that a "fraternity like" environment exists, sexual harassment training was not taken seriously, and the treatment of women in the department results in discrimination, among other things.

As a result, CCSU President Zulma Toro has placed university chief administrative officer Richard Bachoo on paid leave and hired reture state public safety commissioner and former Hartford Police Chief Bernard Sullivan to oversee the department.