Police arrest one of their own for computer crimes


NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – New Haven police arrested one of their own officers on harassment and computer crimes charges.

Officer Monique Moore had two warrants out for her arrest for separate but related incidents, according to police.

The first warrant charged Moore with the family violence offenses of second-degree harassment and third-degree criminal mischief. The second charged her with two counts of third-degree computer crimes, which is a class D felony in Connecticut.

The New Haven Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division began investigating the case on Oct. 4. Moore was placed on administrative two days later.

She turned herself in to her department on Tuesday. 

“I think that we all expect our officers to have the highest ethical standards and the highest standards of conduct,” New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said on Tuesday, calling the situation disappointing. 

He added that it shouldn’t be overlooked that Interim Chief Renee Dominguez quickly took one of her own off the street days within the investigation starting.

“If anything, I hope that residents feel like that, that means our police department will hold people accountable, regardless of whether they do something wrong and they’re a regular citizen or they do something wrong and they’re a police officer,” Elicker said.

New Haven police said Moore has been a member of the department since 2014 and was assigned to the patrol division.

Investigators said the warrants in the case are sealed, so no other details about the case are available.

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