Connecticut

Conn. Police Officer Sentenced To Two Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty To Obstructing Justice

Claimed he was not a "bully with a badge"

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HARTFORD — After defiantly telling a federal judge he was not a "bully with a badge" and declaring that he was taught to keep secrets, former East Haven police officer Jason Zullo was sentenced Monday to two years in prison in a case that stemmed from a civil rights probe of the department.

U.S. District Court Judge Alvin Thompson disregarded sentencing guidelines, which called for a sentence of 10 to 16 months, and gave Zullo the maximum sentence allowed under a plea agreement with federal officials.

 (H/T Charles WT)