Police Danbury ct, fired
DANBURY – A veteran police officer with a history of excessive force complaints has been fired by the mayor after the officer was accused of injuring a young man on Main Street while he was in handcuffs.
The officer, Daniel Sellner, was fired on Jan. 14 after an internal investigation of the latest incident, which happened in August.
Sellner can also be seen in separate You Tube videos unrelated to the most recent incident treating a young man in a holding cell roughly and threatening a motorist at a city gas station.
“I expect that all police officers act professionally, treat all persons with dignity and respect, (and) refrain from threatening persons with arrest or use of force simply because they appear to disrespect an officer,” Mayor Mark Bougton wrote to the officer in a letter of termination. “Your actions and these violations indicate you are either unwilling or unable to carry out the duties of a police officer in accordance with the high standards expected of the Danbury Police Department.
Sellner, who plans to appeal, is the second police officer in as many years to be fired by Boughton for violating the police department’s professional standards.
In 2013, police officer Chris Belair was fired after a threatening and profanity-laced tirade directed against an undocumented immigrant.