East Haven (WTNH) - A recorded call of the East Haven Mayor railing about anofficer, from her town's police force, could have criminalimplications.
A source has given News Channel 8 the recordings; the recordingsthat could play a pivotal role on whether or not the mayor will bearrested.
"I have F***-ing had it," Mayor Capone Almon said on therecorded phone conversation.
The calls were made on July 19th when the mayor clashed withOfficer Michael Sorbo over the towing of cars from the Town Beach.In his official report, Officer Sorbo claims the cars were blockingan exit. And, when the mayor arrives, she got in his face --yelling and ordering him to stop.
At some point, the Mayor called the police sergeant on duty.
Mayor: "Hi Sgt Kattis, this is April and I'm down at the beachand Officer Sorbo is having cars towed out of the back lot."
Sgt. Kattis: "Yeah, he said cars can't by..."
Mayor: "What's that?"
Sgt. Kattis: "He said that cars can't get through and they'reblocking..."
Mayor: "...saying cars can't get through."
Sgt. Kattis: "Yeah. He said they are jumping all over thegrass and stuff and they can't get out of there."
Mayor: "They cant get out."
Sgt. Kattis: "Yeah."
Mayor: Well, ya' know, I will tell you, and I will have thistalk with the Chief but I have f****-ing had it with Officer Sorboplaying cute down here at the beach; I've had it."
On Thursday, News Channel 8 played this portion of therecording for the mayor; she defends her actions and herlanguage.
"It was being there in the moment and stepping into chaos andseeing East Haven taxpayers being treated unfairly," said theMayor.
The Mayor points to a police department memo in June statingcars are not to be towed from the beach. Still, a state's attorneyis now considering whether these calls are evidence the mayorinterfered with her town's police department.
Cox: "Do you this helps your or hurts you?"
Mayor: "I do want the process to play out."
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Police Commissioner has sent aletter to the East Haven Police Chief asking for a formalinvestigation of the incident; that letter has been passed onto theChief State's Attorney.
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