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Cop Will Not Join Westport Department After Pushback

A member of the New Haven Police Department will not join the Westport department after allegations of past misconduct surfaced.
A member of the New Haven Police Department will not join the Westport department after allegations of past misconduct surfaced. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. — A police officer who was scheduled to be sworn in to the Westport Police Department this week will no longer join the department after reports surfaced of allegations against him while he served in New Haven, according to the Westport News.

Daniel Conklin had resigned as a detective with the New Haven Police Department and was due to be sworn in as an entry-level officer with the Westport department on Monday, according to the Westport News.

However, a citizen pushback against Conklin's hiring was driven by reports that he had been accused of tampering with evidence and defying department policy in more than one instance in New Haven, according to Westport News.

Members of the public and the Representative Town Meeting opposed Conklin's hiring in Westport, and on Thursday he rescinded his resignation with the New Haven Police Department, according to the Westport News.

Though Westport officials had initially stood by hiring Conklin, it was later confirmed that he would not be joining the Westport department, Westport News reported.

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