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6 Shelton Police Officers On Leave While Investigation Continues

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Scott Davidson

Six police officers in Shelton, Connecticut, are on paid administrative leave, for reasons that are not yet unclear. Meanwhile, two separate internal affairs investigations are underway.

Among the six officers are the Shelton police union president and vice president.

Union lawyers and the officers claim they have not received notice of why they are on leave. 

The Shelton police chief told Hearst Connecticut Media that no disciplinary action has been taken against the officers, yet. The chief would not comment on open investigations.

One of the investigations started seven months ago. The other is related to the closure of bathrooms and locker rooms at police headquarters.

Last month, the union filed a grievance alleging female officers were denied use of the restrooms. Then, the chief closed the officers’ facilities, and left them to change outside in portable toilets set up in the parking lot.

The chief says the officers have been informed of the inquiries, but would not comment on open investigations.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.