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Report: East Haven Chief in Bias Probe Retires with $95,000

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Financial documents show that East Haven’s police chief who retired after officers were accused of singling out Latino residents for abuse received nearly $95,000 when he quit in February.

The New Haven Register reports that Leonard A. Gallo’s retirement was one of 19 from 2011 to 2012.

The 18 other retirees received about $560,000 in addition to their annual pensions. The payouts are required by their contracts.

The Register obtained the details in a state Freedom of Information request.

Among 11 Police Department members who retired recently was David Cari, who received a disability retirement. He is one of the four police officers who was charged in January with racial profiling of Latinos by the U.S. Department of Justice and received $17,270.

He was shot in March 2006 while stopping two fleeing armed robbery suspects.


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