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From the City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media

For Immediate Release:    Thursday, October 18,  2012

OFFICER CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

(Hartford, CT.) -  On July 13, 2012, Hartford Police Officer Taikwon Dudley was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street. At the time Officer Dudley was responding to the area to assist other officers involved in attempting to take an armed suspect in to custody. As a result of the accident, a civilian, Mr. Anthony Mansfield, was critically injured. Mr. Mansfield ultimately succumbed to his injuries and passed away on July 20, 2012.

The accident involving Officer Dudley was investigated by the Hartford Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Hartford Police Internal Affairs Division, with the cooperation of the Connecticut State Police and New Britain State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result of the investigation, Officer Dudley has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, traveling too fast for conditions and failure to obey a traffic signal.  

Today, October 18, 2012, Officer Dudley was placed under arrest and processed for the mentioned charges by Hartford Police.  Officer Dudley was released on a Written Promise to Appear in Hartford Superior Court on October 25, 2012.  

“I continue to express my condolences to the Mansfield family in this difficult time.  I thank them for their patience in allowing us to complete a complex investigation as thoroughly and completely as possible,” said Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella. 

Lieutenant Robert Davis, Jr., Commander of the Hartford Police Internal Affairs Division, is available to discuss the investigation with the media at 860-757-4256 or by e-mail at davir002@hartford.gov.

 

Contact:   Nancy M Mulroy, Executive Assistant for Communications,  860-757-4021 or 860-550-1025/cell or text
City of Hartford Office of Communications and New Media
Maribel LaLuz, Director, 860-757-9731
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