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Monday, March 17, 2008

[CT] Sgt. Wilcox's dv. Suspended again - not arrested, again

It's all about him. No indication here that anyone else is important...

..."The chief is waiting until all the facts are in so he can make an informed decision about any administrative action." This is Wilcox's third suspension...

Wallingford police sergeant faces charges in Meriden

Meriden Record-Journal, CT
Police Sgt. Todd Wilcox turned himself in to Meriden police Thursday morning on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. Meriden police said Wilcox was reportedly involved in a dispute in Meriden on Sunday that resulted in some property damage. The case was continued until April 23. Wallingford Police Chief Douglas Dortenzio said that as of Thursday afternoon Wilcox was suspended, with pay, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Wilcox was required to surrender his gun and badge. "Even though the court did not issue a protective order, given that this is a domestic incident, the chief felt this was the prudent action to take," Lt. Marc Mikulski said. "The chief is waiting until all the facts are in so he can make an informed decision about any administrative action." This is Wilcox's third suspension during his 15-year tenure with the department. In August of 2000, he received a 10-day suspension for reportedly punching another officer behind police headquarters. The other officer reported that the assault occurred after Wilcox, who appeared to be intoxicated, refused a ride home and would not surrender his car keys. The union filed a grievance over the length of the suspension but not the cause, and two other officers also were disciplined in the case. [Source here]


  1. AnonymousJune 09, 2008

    Sgt. Wilcox, this is Guthridge. I was a PFC on that hill that night. We put you together. I was the one that went back in the burning tent to get that case of grenades. Then i went to the Philipines. I went into a tiny room and I saw your arm up in a cast. I hope you are still alive. I am trying to find out who the machine gunner was next to me on top of the Hill that night. I know so much of what happened that night.
    Thank you,
    Gary Joe Guthridge

  2. Charges dropped after resignation
    Record-Journal (Meriden, CT) - May 10, 2008
    Charges dropped after resignation

    WALLINGFORD - Charges against former police Sgt. Todd Wilcox were dropped by a prosecutor last month, but Wilcox resigned from the force before that.

    Meriden police charged Wilcox with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief March 13. The next day, he was suspended from the Wallingford Police Department with pay, pending an internal investigation.

    The prosecutor at Meriden Superior Court agreed to drop both charges April 23, according to the court clerk's office.

  3. WHY were the charges dropped?

    So he could "resign" before there was a "finding" on the internal investigation, have a clean criminal record, and come back later and get on the force - or cop-hop to a new police job?

    Happens all the time. That was a multi-system coordinated sweet deal for him.

    Thank you for the update - I hadn't seen that. Is that the whole article?

  4. Wallingford detective suspended in punching incident

    (Wallingford-AP, Aug. 21, 2000 11:00 AM) _ A town police detective has been suspended for punching another officer in the parking lot behind the police station.

    Detective Todd Wilcox has been suspended without pay for 10 days beginning Monday. The suspension follows an investigation of a complaint filed by Officer Christian Evans after the May 13 incident.

    Evans accused Wilcox of punching him in the parking lot behind the police station. The assault occurred after Wilcox, who Evans said appeared to be intoxicated, refused a ride home and would not surrender his car keys.

    "It's obviously embarrassing to professional police officers in this agency," Police Chief Douglas Dortenzio said. "This latest incident is unfortunate at best."

    Dispatcher Timothy McMahon was suspended without pay for one day for withholding information in a written report in conjunction with the incident, police said.

    Sgt. William Wilson, the road supervisor on duty the night of the incident, also faces disciplinary action.

    Chief Dortenzio said the punishment was fair but lenient.

    "Most places where that occurred, you become a former employee quickly," Dortenzio said.


  5. I ran a search on the news website for the article about his resignation but it didn't come up in the search

    An earlier article did but not that one. Sometimes that happens but I was hoping to find it online somewhere just to verify.

  6. The charges were dropped because it was not a domestic situation. He broke his own door, which is not a criminal act. People, as silly as it may seem, are allowed to damage their own property. Once the court learned that was the case, the charges were dropped.

    1. Yes because they (Wilcox/Manes) lied under oath to the court.

  7. To Anonymous who tried to submit a comment on the 17th. You included his home address and also said "I have heard he is...". I couldn't publish your comment in good conscience. What would be the point of publishing an officer's address except to invite harm on him?


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