Thea Digiammerino

Bridgeport Police Officer Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

A Bridgeport police officer is on administrative leave after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.

Shelton police said 29-year-old Stephen Figueroa was charged after a woman reported he held her against her will at his apartment when she showed up to collect personal property. Police had been called to the apartment that night, but did not make contact with anyone at the address.

The victim made the report at 9 a.m. the following morning.

Figueroa was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree unlawful restraint, and risk of injury to a minor.

There was a 2-month-old baby inside the apartment at the time.

Bridgeport police confirmed Figueroa is an officer with their department and was placed on administrative leave after the incident.

“The Bridgeport Police Department & Chief Perez will assign a full and thorough internal investigation by Bridgeport's Office of Internal Affairs where the repercussions for the incident will be determined based on current Bridgeport Police policies and the conclusion of the investigation,” a department spokesperson said in a statement.

Figueroa was released on a $150,000 bond.

No other details were immediately available.

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