Meriden police captain placed on administrative leave for allegedly misusing city funds

Meriden Police

MERIDEN–A city police captain has been placed on leave after allegedly misusing city funds for his personal benefit.

According to a source, which sent a copy of an official letter from the police department, Captain Patrick Gaynor Jr. was placed on leave effective September 2. He was asked to surrender his badge, police-issued firearm and Taser, and department-issued vehicle. He was also told not to enter the police department.

An investigation appears to be ongoing.

A source tells FOX 61 that this is related to a dispute over Gaynor’s wish to take a training class outside the department.

Here is a copy of the letter:

gaynor-letter

Stay with FOX 61 as the story develops.