HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who was arrested by Stamford police is accusing an officer of confiscating his phone and forwarding sexually explicit personal photos to himself and at least one other person.
A lawsuit filed in federal court says the officer forwarded photographs and videos involving the conduct of William Vasilakos and his girlfriend at the time, Maria Saltsides.
Attorney Norman Pattis said Monday that the episode was deeply embarrassing for his client and he is seeking punitive damages.
The lawsuit says officer Michael Presti sent himself the photos after arresting Vasilakos on a breach-of-peace charge on Aug. 16, 2008. Stamford police did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Presti says the matter had been resolved internally by the police and he declined further comment.Tags: