CCSU announces firing of campus police officer, changes to department

Hartford

Central Connecticut State University plans to overhaul its police department.

The school announced a series of actions on Thursday “aimed at restoring professionalism to the CCSU Police Department and rebuilding trust within the department and with the CCSU campus and community.”

CCSU officials said a report in June found “a series of troubling behavioral, procedural, and staffing issues in the department.”

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In one report, an alleged sexual assault of a female CCSU police officer by Officer Curtis Lollar was investigated. Officer Lollar’s employment was terminated in September.

The department will undergo changes with training, with policies and procedures as well as with staffing and the budget.

In a statement, CSCU President Mark Ojakian said, “These reports are the culmination of an investigation that began almost a year ago under Dr. Toro’s direction. I support the swift action taken and any further actions necessary down the road in order to restore professionalism within the CCSU Police Department. I want to personally thank Bernie Sullivan for his help and expertise. I’m going to repeat what I’ve said before: We do not tolerate inappropriate sexual behavior and we do not tolerate failures by staff to take action when reported.”

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