Sunday, December 19, 2004

Will a plain clothes detective get into trouble for attacking Outlaw?


Man Treated After Altercation With Detective

December 19, 2004 By STACY WONG, Courant Staff Writer

A Wethersfield man was being treated for cuts and a fractured kneecap at Hartford Hospital on Saturday after he was arrested late Friday for allegedly assaulting a police officer near Hartford's Union Station.

Tylon Outlaw, 30, was in custody at the hospital after what his acquaintances, who witnessed the incident, said was an attack by a plainclothes police officer.

Information on Outlaw's medical condition was not available from the hospital Saturday.His attorney, Anthony DiCrosta, said his client is expected to undergo surgery and recover. He said he has spoken to his client briefly and could not comment further.

Outlaw's family said he is a teacher, and a Ty Outlaw is listed as a permanent substitute on the East Hartford Middle School web site.

Police and witnesses said the incident happened close to midnight outside Papa's Pizza, where Outlaw was speaking to someone inside a double-parked taxicab.

The cab's driver, Anthony Carroll, a friend of Outlaw's, said an unmarked car drove up alongside the taxi and words were exchanged between Outlaw and someone who turned out to be a plainclothes police officer.

Hartford police said a detective in the area attempted to speak to "an intoxicated pedestrian blocking traffic at Union Place."

When the detective approached, police said, he was punched "several times in the neck and chest."

Outlaw was charged with second-degree threatening, assault on a police officer, second-degree breach of peace, and standing in the roadway while under the influence.

Carroll said the plainclothes officer, who police identified only as a "Detective Gordon," told Outlaw to get out of the road.

Then, Carroll said, the officer got out of the car, rushed at Outlaw, and kicked at him.

"Then I see a slew of cops come from behind him, and grab him," Carroll said.

"As they are grabbing him they are trying to apprehend him, but there were so many cops everyone was trying to get his hands in."

Outlaw was knocked to the ground in the course of the struggle, police and witnesses said.

The cab driver said he got out of the car but the police told him to get back inside.Richard Rakus, a passenger in the cab, said it was not clear the plainclothes officer was a policeman and the situation should not have escalated the way it did.

"If Tylon knew he was a police officer...he would have said, `Okay, sir.' But he thought he was some average guy who was telling him what to do," Rakus said.

Family members on Saturday said they have been forbidden by police to see Outlaw in the hospital.

"The whole family is very upsetting, and we're trying to find out (what happened) and they won't tell us anything," said Outlaw's mother, Arlene Outlaw.

The above came from the Hartford Courant website.

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