West Hartford Town Councilman Arrested
The Hartford Courant
WEST HARTFORD — Police arrested Town Councilman Rob Durbin on Tuesday after he allegedly followed police officers responding to a domestic dispute and then persistently offered free legal aid to the residents involved.
Officers who arrived at 50 Cortland St. around 1:48 p.m. Tuesday said they became aware of a man trying to open the door of the home that police responded to.
The man, identified as Durbin, 35, said that he had noticed the cruisers' lights and sirens and followed police to the house, authorities said. When an officer told Durbin not to enter the home because they were in the middle of an investigation, the councilman responded that he knew the people involved in the dispute and again tried to enter the home as the officer held the door closed, Lt. Jeremy Clark said.