Wethersfield

Judge Rescinds Protective Order in State Police Assault Case

Judge Rescinds Protective Order in State Police Assault Case

A Superior Court judge on Friday rescinded a protective order that sealed the internal affairs reports of two state troopers who were fired after they were charged by Wethersfield police with kidnapping and assaulting a man who they said inappropriately touched one of their girlfriends.

Rupert Laird, 31, and Xavier Cruz, 30, are charged with first-degree kidnapping, deprivation of rights by force or threat and second-degree assault. They were arrested by Wethersfield police following an incident that occurred at Cruz's house on Feb. 18.

Judge Joan Alexander, who is overseeing the criminal cases, issued a protective order to seal the reports on Oct. 2. The Courant had requested...

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