BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Today a Bridgeport police group will ask for an investigation into a threatening letter found at the department.
The letter calls for “white power” and threatens one officer specifically. It was sent anonymously and found in the mail room at the police station addressed to the chief.
On the departments letterhead it begins and ends with the words, “WHITE POWER.”
According to The CT Post, the letter singles out one officer who was cleared of a police abuse incident. There is a YouTube video showing police officers beating a suspect at “Beardsley Park”during an arrest. Officer Clive Higgins was acquitted of police brutality. Higgins is the only one of three officers who were acquitted.
The letter states Higgins doesn’t belong in the the department, that black officers belong in the toilet and goes on to say “You better watch your back. We know where you live.”
The department is investigating this incident and the Bridgeport Guardians, a group representing black police officers, will host a press conference today. They will publicly ask the Police Chief to address the letter.