Hartford Police Lieutenant Hit With Bat During Off-Duty Incident

A Hartford police lieutenant is recovering after he was hit in the head with a baseball bat while trying to break up a fight in Windsor while he was off-duty, according to police. 

Windsor Police said officers responded to a call reporting a fight at a home in town just before 8 p.m. Friday and learned that Paul West, later identified as a Hartford police lieutenant, had been hit with a bat while trying to break up a fight. 

West was taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment. 

Rosa Milner, 32, of Danielson, and other people who have not been identified were involved in the fight, according to police. They said it appears that Milner went to the home to confront one of the residents and a fight broke out during the confrontation. 

Police have not identified the person who is suspected of hitting West. 

Milner faces breach of peace and assault charges for her alleged role in the fight. 

Windsor Police are investigating. 

West was recently accused of failing to properly address a sexual harassment claim by a Hartford police officer in a separate case. 

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