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Authorities: Norwalk police officer put on leave for off-duty disturbance

Chief James Walsh says on Thursday, he received a compliant from a person who reported a disturbance involving officer Hector Delgado.

Rose Shannon

Jun 8, 2024, 1:14 PM

Updated 12 days ago

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A Norwalk police officer has been placed on leave following an off-duty disturbance, authorities say.
Chief James Walsh says on Thursday, he received a compliant from a person who reported a disturbance involving officer Hector Delgado.
Walsh did not provide details on the disturbance.
Based on the information Walsh received, an investigation was started by the detective bureau.
Delgado was arrested Friday and charged with threatening, breach of peace and following too closely with a motor vehicle.
He is expected to appear in court on June 21.
Walsh says Delgado has been placed placed on administrative leave with his police powers suspended.
In a statement Walsh said, "I want to assure you that we are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness and transparency. The actions of this officer do not reflect the values and principles that our department stands for. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, accountability, and professionalism in all aspects of our service to the community. Any behavior that deviates from these standards will not be tolerated. I can assure you that I am dedicated to ethical behavior and am committed to fully investigating any allegations to the contrary."
Delgado was previously arrested in February for stalking and harassment. During an internal affairs investigation, Delgado was also placed on leave.
He was accused of stalking and harassing his ex-wife and her boyfriend.
Those changes have since been dropped.


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