State's Attorney: No Arrest in Incident Involving New Canaan Cop

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    A New Canaan police officer is on leave after someone complained about an altercation at a local restaurant called Tequila Mockingbird and now the state's attorney is looking into the investigation.

    The State's Attorney's Office has reviewed the case of a New Canaan police accused in a physical altercation at Tequila Mockingbird Restaurant in New Canaan while off-duty on Feb. 23 and determined that there will be no arrests.

    Police said someone went to the New Canaan police department at 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 23 and reported being involved in a physical altercation with Lieutenant Frederick Pickering, an off-duty New Canaan Police Officer, at the restaurant at 6 Forest St.

    The complainants also told police that someone in the group with Pickering used racially offensive language. 

    Pickering was placed on administrative leave in March, according to New Canaan Police, and the department is conducting an internal investigation.

    “After a thorough review of all the evidence presented, I have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any specific person has committed a crime," State's Attorney David Cohen said in a statement released by New Canaan Police.

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