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Connecticut Police, Fire Officials Suspended Pending Sexual Assault Investigation

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Scott Davidson

A Shelton, Connecticut, fire captain and Trumbull police sergeant have been suspended pending an internal investigation due to allegations of sexual assaults in September.

Shelton police say fire captain John Scollin and a volunteer firefighter and Trumbull officer, Matthew Perkowski, were accused of sexually and physically assaulting a woman in early September.

Trumbull police conducted an internal investigation that resulted in Perkowski being suspended. The Trumbull Police Commission upheld the suspension in January calling the accusations “reprehensible.” Perkowski has appealed his suspension.

Scollin and Perkowski have not been charged, and the woman declined to pursue the case.

Clare is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.