Fired Shelton cop arrested after assault

Fired Shelton cop arrested after assault

There are 39 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 13, 2008, titled Fired Shelton cop arrested after assault. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

A former Bridgeport police officer fired nearly three years ago for domestic violence is now accused of assaulting his mother-in-law in her Booth Hill Road home last week - the latest in a string of arrests ...

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paco

United States

#23 Mar 14, 2008
Most police officers have very over aggressive personalities. Pay them more money so you can recruit and hire better officers! Stop hiring thugs!
The truth

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Mar 14, 2008
WHO GIVES A CRAP!!!!!!!!!!
GET A LIFE
Get a Clue

New Rochelle, NY

#25 Mar 14, 2008
Lucy wrote:
Go figure, BP cops are a menace, the majority of them anyway, If you are a citizen in Bpts hollow end, beware trying to pick up your family, apparently you are screamed at, embarrassed, dragged out of your car to look a a maniac cop beat a no parking sign screaming NO PARKING!!!, maybe if the good citizen bent down and kissed his feet, and also gave hima a little money, he may not have been so mad at them. And all the while, obvious drug dealers looking on shaking their head. So, if your Mom had surgery, or... or have to just drop off your child because there is no school, YOU MUST NOT STOP ON WASHINGTON AVE IN BPT, YOU WILL GET ARRESTED, THREATENED OR WORSE, I think most Bpt cops need Anger Management, Therapy, and JESUS.
This moron has nothing to do with the hard working cops in Bridgeport. I don't know one Bridgport cop who doesn't think Alterio should be in jail for all the crimes he has committed. As for the department they got it right and fired him. He is not a cop so don't compare him to any sworn officer. He is a menace and should be locked up.
Get a Clue

New Rochelle, NY

#26 Mar 14, 2008
Cops get arrested for domestics alot easier than civilians. They might get out of a traffic ticket but when it comes to a domestic they get arrested a lot quicker than your average joe for the same actions.
Cant Please Everyone

Little Falls, NJ

#28 Mar 14, 2008
You know, for the life of me I think you folks get off on reading these types of articles about police officers and, in this case, former police officers. When one can't place blame where it belongs (the court system) they blame the easiest targets (the police). Fact is, police officers are human beings too. They are prone to the same problems that everyday human beings face, including domestic violence, alcoholism, drug abuse, financial woes, etc. The truth is, as another writer already posted, police officers get in far worse trouble (most of the time) than the average joe in cases of domestic violence, because the municipality that they work for does not want the liablility of having them on their staff. I say most of the time because if investigators intentionally foul reports up, officers can get off on technicalities just like everyone else. Kudos to the Bridgeport Police Department for having the foresight to fire him when they did. Let's no use this as a forum to bash police officers, because they may read this, and since we are all anonymous, we can be the next encounter they have. I wouldn't want them to take it out on me.
BptLawman

United States

#29 Mar 14, 2008
Alterio was never a go getter who made more arrests than the narcotics division. Lets dispell that BS right now. He has been arrested by the Bridgeport Police on numerous occasions, always hiding under a table or in a basement. We dont protect people like him no matter what their status. Police officers can find themselves arrested far more quickly for a domestic that the average person even when probable cause is lacking. To even say Alterio was a cop is an insult to the sworn rank and file of the Department. He was a Bridgeport Police EMPLOYEE as far as I see it. He was never a true blue cop. The court system should keep him in jail or a mental institution where he belongs. Its not the fault of the police, we lock em up and they let em out. As far as clogging up the street and making it impassible, use your head. Usually there is a parking spot ten feet away from your over sized chrome wheeled music pumping SUV thats in the middle of the street inconvieniancing the rest of the public who may actually be working or going to work. Use your head and you wont get yelled at by the nice policeman....
Paco

Tenafly, NJ

#30 Mar 14, 2008
Police uphold the law thus are held up to higher standards in the first place. If police officers can't understand the premise then they should look for another job, plain and simple. Remember they carry guns unlike us ordinary citizens.
FU you rent a cop

Newark, NJ

#31 Mar 14, 2008
BptLawman wrote:
Alterio was never a go getter who made more arrests than the narcotics division. Lets dispell that BS right now. He has been arrested by the Bridgeport Police on numerous occasions, always hiding under a table or in a basement. We dont protect people like him no matter what their status. Police officers can find themselves arrested far more quickly for a domestic that the average person even when probable cause is lacking. To even say Alterio was a cop is an insult to the sworn rank and file of the Department. He was a Bridgeport Police EMPLOYEE as far as I see it. He was never a true blue cop. The court system should keep him in jail or a mental institution where he belongs. Its not the fault of the police, we lock em up and they let em out. As far as clogging up the street and making it impassible, use your head. Usually there is a parking spot ten feet away from your over sized chrome wheeled music pumping SUV thats in the middle of the street inconvieniancing the rest of the public who may actually be working or going to work. Use your head and you wont get yelled at by the nice policeman....
As far as you being a police officer of the Bpt police dept., everyone knows how corrupt and cowardly they really are. They hide behind eachother covering up eachothers BS, unless you're not apart of their little clique. And as far as any Bpt police officer being honorable that's like a bad joke off of Saturday Night Live. Get a life and definitely a new career. You're a total loser. And have a great Easter.
Lifes Too Short

United States

#32 Mar 14, 2008
That is crazy. What kind of mess is that? He doesn't need to be free on the streets.
Reliable

Stratford, CT

#33 Mar 14, 2008
Jay Tee wrote:
Right up there with John Biehn, former bpt. police officer who went on a drunken rampage, chasing and shooting at 4 people in bridgeport. He attempted to kill 4 people and was sentenced to probation.
That's cause he claimed he was too drunk at the time to form intent to commit a crime.

See how being too drung was actually better for him. I think it was bad for him to get away with what he did. He lied,his wife tried to cover it up another dark day in the Bpt. P.D.
Peter Wanker

Paterson, NJ

#34 Mar 14, 2008
This cowardly punk needs to get a nice stretch in jail.Why this piece of phlegm is still walking around free is a mystery.He's broken so many restraing orders it aint funny.Jail him-it will be the attitude adjustment he needs....
Nut Job

United States

#35 Mar 14, 2008
Instead of blaming the police,get it right and blame the court systems in our country.The lawyers and the courts keep letting him out and about-not the police.Whoever posted to pay the cops more so they can hire better officers better get a clue with the hiring processes and the bullshit that goes on.
Nut Job

United States

#36 Mar 14, 2008
Instead of blaming the police for everything put the blame where it belongs and that is with this country's court system !!!
Whoever posted that the police should be paid more so they can hire better officers-the problem lies within the hiring process and the games that are played.
subject matter

Newark, NJ

#37 Mar 15, 2008
lets face it if you dont go park your car and hide and dont use your badge to pick up girls your arent part of the true blue in BPT. How many officers does it actually take to clean up BPT and how many years before it actually happens. If BPT Lawman were such a great proactive cop BPT would be safe lets face it. Half of town is moving out since you do your job so well. Any decent officer isnt one anymore. Wait till you arrest the girl who has screwed half the higher ups in the department and see what happens to you. Lets face it if he were part of the majority race of the bpt police department and held a gun to his wifes head he would still be on duty or if he went to rent a center and said I am bpt cop and I dont have to pay you and was brought up on larceny charges and was correctly ethnically oriented maybe he would have gotten a promotion, Go through the BPT hearing process with a fair objective non ego tripping labor relations officer and see what fairness you get.
What A Jerk

New London, CT

#38 Mar 15, 2008
STFU Subject Matter. You're making a fool of yourself.
Unreal

New Rochelle, NY

#39 Mar 16, 2008
Reliable wrote:
<quoted text>
That's cause he claimed he was too drunk at the time to form intent to commit a crime.
See how being too drung was actually better for him. I think it was bad for him to get away with what he did. He lied,his wife tried to cover it up another dark day in the Bpt. P.D.
Plus he was overcharged and the so called witnesses were not credible.

“Karma is a b*&@h”

Since: Jan 08

Stratford on the bard

#40 Mar 16, 2008
Get a Clue wrote:
Cops get arrested for domestics alot easier than civilians. They might get out of a traffic ticket but when it comes to a domestic they get arrested a lot quicker than your average joe for the same actions.
You couldn't be further from the truth! Check the statistics around the country. Cops who get caught may get punished just the same, but the "good ol'boys" club is alive and well in the police forces around the country and here in CT.They don't ask and they don't tell. Even in the boonies of Oxford it is well known that if you call for a domestic dispute they don't respond, and they've got a wife beater on their force too!!
BPT

Centereach, NY

#41 Mar 19, 2008
ha..to all those saying Bpt cops are trash and everything (that's you FU Rent a Cop)...work a few midnite shifts in the port and see how things turn out for you...considering you have such a big mouth, you must have the cojones too right???
Jay Tee

Greenfield, MA

#42 Sep 1, 2008
Unreal wrote:
<quoted text>Plus he was overcharged and the so called witnesses were not credible.
If being black and living in a housing project makes you 'not credible' then I guess it's ok for bridgeport cops to use them as target practice.

Every police force has dedicated officers. However, I lived in bridgeport and I saw way, way too many of them who were corrupt and who made a mockery of their badge.

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