State Trooper Suspended After Incident in Harwinton

Police said the trooper was in a state car.

A Connecticut state trooper is on suspension after he was charged with interfering with an officer in Harwinton.

State police said they responded to Hill Road in Harwinton just before 11 p.m. Saturday to check on a report of a suspicious vehicle and spoke with 41-year-old Kenneth Dillon.

Dillon, who was in a Chevrolet Impala registered to the state of Connecticut, became uncooperative with troopers and was issued a summons for interfering with an officer, according to state police. He was also transported for medical evaluation.

State police said Dillon has been suspended and his state vehicle was taken from him.

The Connecticut State Police Bureau of Professional Standards has opened an administrative inquiry into this incident, according to state police. They said the status is temporary and can change consistent with the criminal proceedings and the department’s administrative review.

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