UPDATE 5:05: To members of the immigrant community who are outraged over today's events and the outrageous and disgusting comments in the News-Times, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remain calm. Causing a scene downtown will do no one no good.
If you're upset, direct your anger towards the Hispanic Center and they will provide assistance on coping with this situation.
The Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury
87 West Street
Danbury, CT 06810
UPDATE 5:00 PM Three out of four cops are spared the chopping block.
Three of the four Danbury police officers have been suspended for periods ranging from one-to-three months for their involvement in harassing an undocumented immigrant during a traffic stop in March. The fate of a fourth officer has not yet been determined. Mayor Mark Boughton said Officer Robert Madore will be suspended for 30 days, Officer Andrew Katkocin will be suspended for 120 days, and Officer Ryan Howley will suspended for six months, all without pay. Boughton said he will decide within a few days on the penalty for the fourth officer, Chris Belair, who can be heard berating the motorist in an audio recording.
UPDATE 3:55PM: Due to the very high spike in traffic from people on mobile devices, click here to download and listen to the audio on your mobile devices.
WARNING: Audio contains offensive language.
(H/T to the News-Times for obtaining the audio...more to come).