Waterbury - Two Waterbury police officers have been given suspensions for failing to report the use of a Taser on a suspect.
Although Police Superintendent Neil O'Leary says the use of the stun gun was justified on the volatile suspect, failing to report its use is a violation of department policy.
Officer Michael Allen, who used the Taser and never completed required reports, has been suspended for ten days. His supervisor, Sergeant Charles Sampson was suspended for five days because as Allen's supervisor it was his job to make sure Allen properly reported using his Taser.
The suspensions stem from an internal affairs investigation that began in January after 35-year-old Alexander Martin complained that he was the victim of police brutality.
Martin was a suspect of a robbery and police say he struggled when they tried to arrest him after a car chase.