Bridgeport officer resigns following larceny, evidence tampering arrest

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A 21-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department resigned Thursday after he was arrested and charged with second-degree larceny and tampering with evidence.

Acting Bridgeport Police Chief Rebeca Garcia said Christopher Martin, 54, resigned from his duties as a police officer as the department was preparing his suspension paperwork.

“The Bridgeport Police Department took immediate action by arresting him upon becoming aware of his actions,” Garcia wrote in a statement. “Former Officer Martin immediately submitted his resignation prior to being suspended without pay and participating in an immediate due process hearing. The Bridgeport Police Department will not and does not condone officers who violate their oath of office by engaging in criminal activity.”

Martin is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Details about his arrest have not yet been released.

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