Stratford Police Union pushes for ouster of Town Councilman
07/10/06) STRATFORD - Embattled Stratford Town Councilman Alvin O’Neal locked horns again Monday with the Stratford Police Union, which is accusing O’Neal of interfering with an arrest and victimizing an elderly man in a road rage incident.
Police are asking that O’Neal be removed from the Town Council because he broke the law. In March, the councilman allegedly interceded in the arrest of a 15-year-old girl and was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police.
A second allegation against O’Neal involves a May road rage incident in which police claim O’Neal exited his car to scream at an 84-year-old man. The motorist has refused to confirm that the incident occurred.
The councilman has defended himself against the police charges, claiming they were “all made up.” Jury selection has been delayed.