Bridgeport officer placed on leave over video of traffic stop

A Bridgeport police officer was placed on administrative leave after being captured on video apparently striking a suspect in the head with a gun.

In the video, a suspect can be seen stepping out of a vehicle. Then, according to a police report, Officer Gianni Capozziello struck that person in the head with his department-issued gun.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim told News 12 Connecticut that the police department has launched an investigation into the incident. He says that this behavior will not be allowed in the City of Bridgeport.

In a statement, Police Chief A.J. Perez says, “I instructed Internal Affairs to retain the dashcam and bodycam videos of the arrest scene and to begin an investigation. Everything that can immediately be done to address this incident, has been done.”

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Location: 300 Congress St, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA