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Off-duty Cop Ganter Assaults Driver Brocuglio in Traffic

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Authorities charged off-duty Connecticut cop, Corporal Allen Ganter, for punching driver Thomas Brocuglio, who honked at him for not turning on red.

The December incident, caught on video, shows Ganter punching Brocuglio, causing facial swelling and redness.

Incident Details

In Rocky Hill, an off-duty cop, Corporal Allen Ganter, punched Thomas Brocuglio for honking at him to turn on red. Caught on dashcam, Ganter, initially in his vehicle, confronted Brocuglio, flashing his badge, and then assaulted him.

The situation escalated when Ganter reached into Brocuglio’s car and punched him in the face after a heated exchange. Brocuglio reported feeling dazed and possibly concussed, with visible swelling and redness on his cheek.

Police Response and Charges

When questioned by the Rocky Hill Police at his residence, Ganter admitted to the assault. Officers noted a red mark on Ganter’s hand, consistent with the reported physical altercation.

Ganter was subsequently charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault. The Meriden Police Department conducted an internal affairs investigation, which concluded that Ganter violated departmental rules of conduct.

The department suspended him for five days without pay, demoted him, and mandated three years of de-escalation training.

Public Commentary

The incident fueled debate on right-turns on red, highlighting drivers’ choice to wait for safety or green lights.

It links to broader talks on banning “right on red” to enhance safety and reduce accidents

Conclusion

The shocking video of the assault has led to significant repercussions for Ganter, both legally and professionally.

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