By Colin Flaherty
“The racist letter was typed on city letterhead and distributed through the Police Department and began and ended with “White Power,” a term coined by the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party in the late 1960s and ’70s. It complained that Higgins didn’t belong in the Police Department.
“It went on to make negative comments about African-American officers.
Soon after, Connecticut state police investigators were on the case -- and they found video surveillance from inside the police department headquarters that showed Higgins writing the letter on police computers just a few minutes before he claimed to discover it. More from the Connecticut Post:
The letter he is seen typing appears to be the same letter he claims he found, the affidavit states.
“Higgins looked at the photographs and began rubbing and shaking his head. Higgins then admitted that it was in fact the hate letter he claimed to have found in his mailbox,” the affidavit states.