A lawsuit has been filed against two Hartford police officers, the police chief and a dispatcher, among others, in connection with an erroneous dispatch that led officers to overlook a body at a crime scene in August.
Hartford police launched an internal investigation following the incident. Two officers, including William Smith, were sent to the wrong address and failed to discover a shooting victim on the 300 block of Linnmore Street, police sources said.
The Hartford Courant names that victim as Valentin Santos, Jr., who was found dead the next morning.
According to The Courant, the suit has been filed against Smith, Officer Kory A. Ouellette, dispatcher Jennifer Martinez, Police Chief James Rovella, the city of Hartford and former emergency services director Andrew Jaffee, who lost his job following the incident.
Police confirmed that a lawsuit had been filed but said they could not release any information about the details of the suit.