Rocky Hill police officer charged in New Britain assault incident

Published on Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:57
Written by LISA BACKUS

@LBACKUSNBH

NEW BRITAIN - A former New Britain police officer pointed a gun at a man while a second assailant attacked that man at a Sexton Street apartment Saturday, city police said.

Jacob Boucher, 32, turned himself in Tuesday to be charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree threatening and first-degree unlawful restraint.

Boucher is a former New Britain officer who is now with the Rocky Hill Police Department, New Britain officials confirmed. His address is listed on his arrest report as the Rocky Hill Police Department.

The charges stem from an incident in the early morning of June 30, police said.

A man told police that he had left his apartment at 92 Sexton St. and, when he returned hours later, was grabbed by a man who threw him to the floor.

He told investigators that the man then assaulted him, leaving him with bruises. The victim’s girlfriend was in the apartment and saw the attack, police said.

The woman let Boucher and the other man in and allowed them to wait until the victim arrived, Capt. Jeanette Portalatin said. The other man has been identified as part of the investigation, police said.

During the attack, Boucher allegedly pointed a gun at the victim while he was being assaulted by the other man, police said.

Police received conflicting stories from those involved in the attack, Portalatin said. The victim, his girlfriend, the second assailant and Boucher all knew each other, she said.

The Herald has filed a Freedom of Information request for the arrest warrant.

City Attorney Joseph Skelly said he will review the warrant and information on Boucher’s employment with the New Britain Police Department today.

Boucher worked for the New Britain department for three years before transferring to Rocky Hill, where he has worked since 2012. Officials in Rocky Hill did not return phone calls about Boucher’s employment status after the arrest.

Boucher posted $250,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in New Britain Superior Court Monday.

Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:57. Updated: Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:59.