Enfield Police Officer Fired Over Police Brutality Case
Enfield police officer Matthew Worden was terminated Friday, Oct. 3, according to Chief Carl Sferrazza.
Chief Sferrazza says Wooden was terminated as a direct result of an internal complaint received on April 1.
Mark Maher, of Windsor, filed a lawsuit against the town of Enfield alleging police brutality.
Maher alleged Officer Worden, and other Enfield officers, used excessive force when responding to the town’s boat launch where Maher, friend Leonard Hill and two women were hanging out drinking.
In August, Enfield police declined comment on the case, citing pending litigation. In July, Connecticut’s state’s attorney refused to grant an application for an arrest warrant that charged Officer Worden with third degree assault.
Worden had been a patrol officer with Enfield for 10 years and was a K9 officer.