EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- There are new charges in connection with the profiling scandal rocking the East Haven Police Department.
Federal prosecutors are revealing there are more recorded conversations between the officers accused of harassing Latinos. Perhaps most surprising, the new indictment doesn't mention the then police chief by name, and his lawyer tells News 8 the FBI hasn't even tried to talk to Leonard Gallo.
"He hasn't even been contacted, they've...I cant say they've lost interest in him, but there is nothing there to find out," said Jonathan Einhorn, defense attorney.
However, the feds did find new information leading a Bridgeport grand jury to level new charges against one of four officers already charged with police profiling, targeting and harassing Latinos in town.
Still, there are no charges against the controversial top cop at the time of the alleged incidents.
"There is nothing new, there is no new people, all that fuss about the rest of the department, about my client Chief Gallo, none of that came to pass and it doesn't surprise me because there really is nothing there," Einhorn said.
Reading the documents it sure looks like the government has uncovered more recordings of chatter between the officers on their patrol car radios, and while News 8 does not have access to the recordings the following is some of what they allegedly said.
According to the indictment, Officer Jason Zullo stated he "likes harassing motorists" referring to "persons who have drifted to this country on rafts made of chicken wings and are now residing ... in East Haven."
Leading to the additional charges against him.
While the initial arrests in January had the US attorney holding a press conference, it's been rather quiet ever since.
"My sense is that the case is winding down," said Einhorn, "that it started off with a bang, but is ending with a whimper."
News 8 reached out to the attorney for the officer facing three new charges, but he did not call us back.
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