Looks like the much-awaited Rudewicz report is done. Frank Rudewicz was hired by Mayor Pedro Segarra to look into management issues at the HPD. You’ll recall that Police Chief Daryl Roberts announced his retirement last week.
The press release is below. More to come.
UPDATE: Here’s the report. And here is some language from the report’s conclusion: “There is an overwhelming atmosphere of paranoia and mistrust that has permeated throughout the Hartford Police Department not only at the Command Staff level, but throughout the rank and file.”
—NEWS ADVISORY MONDAY 9/26—
1:00 p.m. — News Conference: Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Corporation Counsel Saundra Kee-Borges will discuss the Rudewicz Report—the independent review of the Hartford Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD).
The news conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Function Room, second floor of City Hall, 550 Main Street in Downtown Hartford.
Frank Rudewicz of the nationally recognized firm Marcum LLP was selected in May to conduct this analysis to preserve the integrity and trust of the HPD and the public safety needs of the community.
Rudewicz, a member of the Connecticut bar, is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and Central Connecticut State University. He also graduated from the Hartford Police Training Academy and the U.S. Army Military Police Training School. At Marcum LLP, Rudewicz manages the forensic, investigative and advisory service, and has worked in similar capacities for other companies. He is also familiar with the Hartford Police Department, having served from 1979-1993 as a Patrolman and Detective, rising to Commander of the Intelligence Division, before retiring in 1993.
Marcum LLP has completed similar comprehensive reviews throughout Connecticut, including in Avon, Plymouth, Greenwich, Bristol, Plainfield, and for the Metropolitan District Commission Police Department. They have also worked for the City of South Burlington (VT), the Town of Belmont (MA) and for the State of Connecticut Capitol Police Department.
For more information on the Mayor’s role, please contact Sarah Barr, Director of Communications and New Media at (860) 550-3174 (cell).