Police union pushes back over claims about UConn protesters

(The Center Square) – The union representing University of Connecticut police is pushing back on claims officers injured pro-Palestinian protesters when they broke up an encampment last month and arrested more than two dozen people.

The Connecticut Police & Fire Union, which represents UConn police, said the claims about the April 30 encounter made by another union in a letter to school leaders was an “unconscionable attack” on the officers who were just “doing their jobs” by shutting down the “unauthorized” encampment on school grounds.

“We are deeply saddened that many key facts are missing from this letter, and our members of the UConn Police Department are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs,” union President Kevin C. Saunders said in a statement.

The terse statement comes in response to a letter sent to UConn President Radenka Maric by members of the American Association of University Professors and the UConn Graduate
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