Termination Hearing For Transgender Middletown Cop

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By Shawn R. Beals, Hartford Courant

MIDDLETOWN — The city will hold a termination hearing for a transgender police officer on Friday.

Mayor Daniel Drew said he will reserve judgment until after the hearing, but said he is considering the dismissal of Officer Francesca Quaranta because she missed a fitness for duty evaluation appointment, has exhausted her sick time and has been declared unfit to return to duty.

“If Officer Quaranta doesn’t present information during the hearing that provides some type of reasonable explanation as to why she has refused to participate in a followup fitness for duty evaluation, then she’ll be separated from city service,” Drew said Wednesday.

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