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New Canaan Police Officer Suspected Of Fight, Placed On Leave

NEW CANAAN, Conn. —A New Canaan police officer has been placed on administrative leave, after a complaint reports that he was in a physical altercation while off-duty, a news release from the police department said. 

The officer was at the Tequila Mockingbird Restaurant in New Canaan on Feb. 23 when the altercation took place, the release said. A group of people reported the incident to the police department, and added that someone with the off-duty officer used racially offensive language, the release said.

The department has consulted with the State Attorney in Stamford and began a criminal investigation, the release said. The officer, who was not named in the release, will remain on leave until the end of the investigation, the release said.

Police are looking for anyone with information on the altercation that took place at the Tequila Mockingbird Restaurant. Witnesses should contact Officer Leon Krolikowski, by e-mail or phone: 203-594-3517.

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