State trooper charged with interfering with officer in Harwinton

Published on Thursday, 7 June 2018 12:20
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HARWINTON - A Connecticut State Police trooper has been suspended and charged with interfering with an officer following a confrontation last weekend.

State police say officers were called to a home in Harwinton around 9 p.m. Saturday for a suspicious car parked in a driveway.

Police found 41-year-old Trooper Kenneth Dillon, who allegedly became uncooperative with officers. Trooper Kelly Grant said Tuesday that Dillon was arrested after being questioned and taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation.

The state police Bureau of Professional Standards has launched an administrative inquiry into Dillon, who was suspended with pay.

State Police Union President Andrew Matthews tells WFSB-TV people should “refrain judgment until all facts are known.”

Dillon is due back in court June 18.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, State on Thursday, 7 June 2018 12:20. Updated: Thursday, 7 June 2018 13:10.