despp: Racial Profiling Complaint Leads to Arrest

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457

Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Brian F. Meraviglia
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
July 28, 2015

Racial Profiling Complaint Leads to Arrest


   On May 9, 2015, a State Trooper conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 5/15 in Wethersfield.  As a result of the motor vehicle stop the operator was issued an infraction for Unsafe Lane Change.


   Subsequent to the motor vehicle stop, the motor vehicle operator wrote a complaint letter to the Commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) alleging she was stopped and issued the infraction based upon the illegal practice of racial profiling.


   The Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs office investigated the allegations against the Trooper and concluded that statements provided by the accused were false and the Trooper was exonerated on all charges.


   Based upon the nature of the complaint, a criminal investigation was initiated into the operatorís allegations and an arrest warrant was applied for and granted by the Hartford Superior Court.


   On July 28, 2015, at approximately 10:15 a.m., motor vehicle operator, Minati Roychoudhuri, turned herself in to Troop H-Hartford on the active arrest warrant.


   Minati Roychoudhuri was processed and released on a non-surety bond.


ARRESTED:   Minati Roychoudhuri

                    7 Fieldstone Dr.

                    Storrs, CT


CHARGES:    False Statement 2nd degree


COURT:        Hartford Superior Court

                   August 14, 2015


BOND:         $1,000.00 non-surety






TFC Kelly Grant



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