Internal investigation underway after Trump sticker spotted on Hartford patrol car

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HARTFORD — An internal investigation is underway by the Hartford Police Department after a political sticker supporting Donald Trump was spotted on a patrol car.

Police said they were made aware of the sticker Saturday morning and called it an “irresponsible application.” They said it was “immediately addressed.”

Deputy Chief Brian Foley released a statement:

“This political sticker situation has been addressed. The sticker, which was conspicuously affixed to the top of a HPD laptop computer within the marked patrol vehicle, has been removed. The officer was counseled on the critical importance of remaining neutral and impartial. We also reminded all HPD officers to remain politically neutral. Specific daily roll call training is being given at all shifts. The matter will now be referred for an internal investigation. I am, and we are, embarrassed and sorry for this lack of professionalism and judgement.”

Police said they have reached out to community leaders to apologize.