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Police Name New Canaan Lieutenant In Alleged Restaurant Fight

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — New Canaan Police identified Lt. Frederick Pickering as the off-duty officer suspected of being involved in a fight at the Tequila Mockingbird Restaurant, a release from the department said.

A group of people filed a complaint with police saying there was a physical altercation at the restaurant on Feb. 23, and one of the suspects is believed to be Pickering, a release said. The complaint also says that people with the lieutenant used racially offensive language.

He has been placed on administrative leave while the case is under investigation, police said.

Witnesses or others with information can contact Officer Leon Krolikowski, by e-mail or phone: 203-594-3517.

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