• Hartford May 7, 2021 4:19 pm

    Discipline For Hartford Officers After ‘Dead Pool' Text Was Excessive: Report

    An independent investigation into a text message sent by a Hartford police detective to other members of the department about a so-called “dead pool” determined the discipline handed down by the chief may have been excessive. Officials said Detective Jeffrey Placzek sent a text message to 20 people, including 14 Major Crimes Division detectives and supervisors in December proposing a…

  • Hartford December 31, 2020 11:11 pm

    3 Hartford Major Crimes Supervisors Facing Discipline After Wager on First Homicide

    Three supervisors with the Major Crimes Division are facing discipline after a group text message suggesting a wager on the city’s first homicide of 2021 led to a department-wide investigation. Lieutenant Paul Cicero and Major Crimes Division Sergeants Jeffrey Morrison and Anthony Rykowski are all facing disciplinary action. Officials said Detective Jeffrey Placzek sent a text message to 20 people,…

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