Woodbridge police chief denies racial profiling accusations

Posted: Updated:
WOODBRIDGE -

The Woodbridge police chief says his officers did not racially profile two campaign workers last week.

The volunteers, who were working for state senate candidate Sean Grace, said officers harassed them, even after they proved they were working for a campaign.

The police chief says an internal investigation is now closed.

Woodbridge Police Chief Frank Capiello said, “The police department's response was thorough, expeditious and impartial. It involved absolutely no racial bias whatsoever on the part of the responding officers."

Capiello says unregistered solicitors had recently targeted the neighborhood.

Although he denied allegations of racial profiling, the Capiello promised "additional training for situations of this kind."

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • PHOTOS: George H.W. Bush through the years

    PHOTOS: George H.W. Bush through the years

    George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

    George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

  • PHOTOS: Services for former President George HW Bush

    PHOTOS: Services for former President George HW Bush

    Former President George HW Bush died Nov. 30 in Houston, Texas.

    Former President George HW Bush died Nov. 30 in Houston, Texas.

  • Notable deaths of 2018

    Notable deaths of 2018

    Photos of celebrities, politicians and other notable people who passed in 2018.

    Photos of celebrities, politicians and other notable people who passed in 2018.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."