Death of Correction Officer Ruled Homicide

The death of a Connecticut correction officer in June has been ruled a homicide.

Officials from the office of the chief medical officer determined that Bradford Emmelman, 37, died of a blunt injury to the head with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Emmelmann, a husband and father of two daughters, died on July 14, according to his obituary.

Police said Emmelmann was injured during a fight outside the Xfinity Center in Hartford after a concert in June and later died at the hospital.

“There was a scuffle, and a male subject was involved in the scuffle. Does not appear he was assaulted. By the video, fell backwards, hit his head, as he was falling backwards,” Deputy Hartford Police Chief Brian Foley said.

During their investigation, police spoke with everyone involved in the fight and his death was not ruled a homicide initially.

The department will present all of their evidence, including the medical examiner's findings, to the prosecutor, who will determine whether to file charges.

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