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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

[CT] No charges for Sgt Gittings bruising up Laurie

Domestic dispute charges against Seymour cop thrown out
A Milford Superior Court judge has agreed to nolle a domestic dispute case involving Seymour police Sgt. Richard Gittings and his wife, Laurie Anne. Judge John F. Cronan granted a nolle in the case, which means that while there was probable cause for an arrest, the state has decided not to prosecute. Under a nolle, the prosecution retains the right to reopen the case at any time during the next 13 months. Richard Gittings, 46, and Laurie Anne Gittings, 45, were arrested and charged with breach of peace on Aug. 15 at their Glen Circle home, following a domestic dispute.

[CT] Sgt. Gittings wife Laurie, bruised, "but no one was seriously injured"
...[Capt. Paul] Beres said Laurie Anne Gittings had bruises on her left arm and a cut on her right hand, but no one was seriously injured... Beres said previous problems
would not affect
how the department
handles this case.

"I'm judging this
particular incident
on its merit.

It was a domestic incident
between a husband and wife,



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