Meriden police captain fired over policy violations

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Meriden police captain was terminated Monday after he was accused of more than 60 policy violations.

Meriden City Manager Guy Scaife confirmed to News 8 that police captain Patrick Gaynor was terminated Monday morning. Gaynor is accused of committing 63 department policy violations, including falsifying records, being untruthful and retaliatory conduct.

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Gaynor has been on paid administrative leave since December. The investigation began when a law firm was unable to substantiate Gaynor’s claims that the police chief had engaged in retaliatory behavior against him.