Police chief says the city is now considering what, if any, discipline is warranted. Documents obtained by VTDigger in the now-sealed case show a botched investigation by the officers, including one who was the trooper’s girlfriend.
Rutland County’s top prosecutor is holding off approving a special death scene investigator designation for the detective after stripping another Rutland detective of that title earlier this year, both due to credibility concerns.
Some are making sure only one officer is in a cruiser at a time and advising people to meet out outside buildings when officers respond to complaints to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
That decision is contrary to protocol of Vermont State Police, who are conducting the formal investigation and who do not interview officers who view incident video.
Rutland Police Chief Brian Kilcullen provided few details of an investigation into former Rutland Police officer Damon Nguyen.