A.J. Perez

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Federal prosecutors want a former personnel director for the city of Bridgeport to face prison time for his role in a job-rigging scandal for police chief.

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Three police captains in Bridgeport, Connecticut, have dropped a retaliation claim against the city police department.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando "A.J." Perez leaves the Brien McMahon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse out a back door on Thursday in Bridgeport, Conn. Perez was arrested Thursday on federal charges that he rigged the police chief hiring process.
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Federal authorities have arrested Bridgeport, Connecticut, police chief A.J. Perez along with the city’s personnel director amid allegations they rigged the city’s 2018 search for a new chief.