NBC Connecticut by Bob Connors - March 25, 2011
Trooper says she insisted he act illegally
SALISBURY, CT — State police have applied for a warrant to arrest a Superior Court judge for coercion and hindering a police investigation of an assault in Salisbury in November. Judge Corinne L. Klatt declined to comment in Litchfield's Bantam Court on Wednesday, or say why she declined to sign an arrest warrant application for a Salisbury man singled out by police as the assailant in a fight at the West Main Cafe. Salisbury Resident Trooper Mark Lauretano submitted the warrant for Klatt's arrest. "The fact that Judge Klatt is currently holding onto a valid arrest warrant for the accused and refusing to sign it until and unless she receives an arrest warrant for the victim is coercion and a violation of criminal law," Lauretano said in a statement.