What’s on your Spring #CTBucketList?

Branford Cop On Leave After Gun Comments

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A Branford Police Officer is under investigation by his department for posting a controversial comment on Facebook.

Officer Joseph Peterson is accused of writing in part, “bang down your door and come for your gun,” in reference to non-compliance by some gun owners to Connecticut’s new gun law.

“We received a complaint about just shy of a week ago and the chief has launched an internal investigation into the statement,” Branford Police Captain Geoffrey Morgan said.

Branford gun owner, John Cinque, said the comment was broadly directed at him after a video from last Spring went viral. In the video, Cinque is seen telling lawmakers that he would not comply with the gun law requiring the registration of semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines. Non-compliance is a class D felony.

“Everything is under assault. The first amendment, second amendment, fourth amendment, the fifth amendment. And people in America and people in Connecticut have said no more,” Cinque told Fox Connecticut in an interview.

Cinque said that he has not registered his guns since the release of the video. He evoked the fifth amendment when asked if he brought the firearms out of State or turned them into law enforcement, as the law requires.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.