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New Details Emerge in Public Safety Voyeurism Case

Officers “were using a cell phone to take pictures of the student where they live through a window.”
WFSB 3 Connecticut

Though details are scarce, students have been understandably shaken by the recent news that two Public Safety officers have been fired for “the surreptitious viewing and possibly the video recording of a female student in her residence.” The fact that this follows closely on other alleged cases of Public Safety misconduct, ranging from theft to physically assaulting a student, certainly doesn’t help.

A WFSB Eyewitness News video report on the incident offers some clarity as to how this took place. According to the report, the officers were using a cell phone through a campus window to record the student:

Sources told Eyewitness News this was not a sophisticated setup. In fact, they were believed to be using something that most of us already have – a smartphone.

The public safety officers were using a cell phone to take pictures of the student where they live through a window without that individual knowing it.

Here’s how they were caught:

Bye-bye, electricity… hello, sleeping in!

Wondering why your alarm clock may not have gone off this morning? WFSB reports that part of Middletown was left without power this morning after a car crashed into a utility pole on Washington Street:

A crash left traffic lights out on Route 66 in Middletown for several hours Tuesday morning. Officials said a vehicle had crashed into a utility pole on Route 66 near Butternut Street. The eastbound side of the roadway was closed at about 6:30 AM and had reopened by 7:30 AM. The driver of the car that struck the pole, an Audi, was taken to Middlesex Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Connecticut Light & Power installed a new pole and wires. Power outages briefly affected power on the other side of town, and prompted burglar alarms to sound, police said. They said the outages only lasted for an hour.

Several houses on Home Ave. and Vine St. were affected.

[Via Linda Shum ’09.]