Former CCSU Police Officer Files Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Against University

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTIC) - A former Central Connecticut State University police officer who claims she was raped on three separate occasions by a fellow officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the school and several officers.

The suit alleges the University created an atmosphere that promoted sexual misconduct. The suit also claims the University ignored "red flags" in the backgrounds of police officers it hired.

The officer who allegedly committed the sexual assaults was fired from the department last September. 

CCSU President Dr. Zulma Toro said she is concerned and surprised by some of the new allegations in the suit, and vows to promptly investigate and take immediate action based on the results.