Bridgeport Police Officer Fired

August 21, 2019 - 8:16 pm

Photo from Bridgeport Police Dept web site


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut police officer with a history of domestic violence arrests has been fired.  

 Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez announced that Officer Steven Figueroa had been terminated, effective Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, Perez said an investigation determined Figueroa is ``wholly unfit to serve as a police officer'' and ``violated his oath of office and the public trust.''  

 The Connecticut Post reports 29-year-old Figueroa was arrested six times over the past two years by various police departments. Three arrests occurred this summer, including a first-degree sexual assault charge. He was suspended without pay from the department on July 22.  

 His lawyer has said Figueroa maintains his innocence. A union spokesman declined to comment on the firing.  

Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim recently issued a video, demanding action be taken against Figueroa.



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