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BRIDGEPORT — A veteran city police officer with a troubled history took his life as he sat in a car at Seaside Park early Monday.
“This is a very sad day for the Bridgeport Police Department,” said Police Chief Armando Perez. “Our family has lost a brother officer.”
Police said Officer Thomas Lattanzio, who had been on the police force since 2000, drove a gray coupe to Seaside Park and parked across from the beach. He then took his own life.
Lattanzio was the subject of two civil rights cases, the more recent one resulted in him being placed on administrative status, his gun and badge taken away from him pending further investigation by the city’s Office of Internal Affairs.
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