Cop accused of appearing in online porn videos placed on leave, Connecticut police say

According to local media reports, a Connecticut police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegations he appeared in pornographic videos posted online.
The officer hired in 2021 was recently furloughed after allegedly explicit videos surfaced, according to the New Haven Register. Police Chief Edward Lennon issued a statement calling the pornographic videos an "off-duty matter," the Register reported.
"[The officer] is the subject of an internal investigation in accordance with the collective agreement," Lennon said in the statement. "This is a personnel matter and as such we will not be making any further comment."
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WFSB began investigating the story after receiving several tips and discovering videos that were posted about 10 months ago.
The station also received a copy of the East Haven Police Department's code of ethics, which states that "officers will preserve their private lives as a role model for all," according to the outlet.
The code of conduct does not address pornography other than to say that "officials are prohibited from viewing or distributing pornography on duty or from using city equipment," according to the New Haven Register.
As the officer is on furlough, an internal inquiry has been launched to look into his conduct, WTNH reported.
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The East Haven Police Department did not immediately respond to McClatchy News' request for comment on Sept. 20.
East Haven is a coastal city of about 28,000 in New Haven County, about 40 miles south of Hartford.
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