- On Memorial Day, 2005, Alfred Caviola tragically died in a car accident.
- According to an internal investigation by the NPD, Officer Callahan stole part of Mr. Caviola's skull, and bragged that he was going to make an ashtray out of it.
- The state Board of Mediation and Arbitration found that the facts were as the city alleged, but ruled that body snatching is not valid grounds to fire a police officer in Connecticut.
- Officer Callahan returned to the Norwalk Police force, against the will of the city, his commanders, the overwhelming sentiment of his fellow officers, and the citizens (not that they have any say in the matter of course.)
- The city offered the Caviola family an undisclosed sum of money for their grief.
- Officer Callahan is investigated for brandishing a gun in a men's room in another town.
- The city's counsel said that neither the family nor their lawyer contacted the city about the offer, "which he called unusual."
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Officer Callahan "at center" of assault investigation
Officer Liam Callahan, who as you may know got the Connecticut Board of Mediation and Arbitration to rule that body snatching is not grounds for firing a policeman, is the subject of an assault investigation (Norwalk Advocate). He is merely a suspect; nobody has accused him of anything yet. I certainly hope that there is nothing to this story. But the incident gave the reporter, John Nickerson, an opportunity to recap the story thus far: