GROTON, Conn. — A Connecticut State Police trooper faces assault charges after a bar fight that authorities say sent a man to the hospital.
Groton police say 52-year-old Jeffrey Meninno was arrested at his Waterford home following the assault at a bar in Mystic early Saturday.
Police say Meninno allegedly hit another patron in the face several times and pushed a person who tried to intervene.
Police say the patron was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
Meninno was released on a $2,500 bond.
State police say Meninno has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.
It’s unclear if Meninno has an attorney. WTNH-TV reports that Meninno released a statement in which he apologized, saying he’s “embarrassed” by his “actions” over the weekend.