Stamford cop arrested for “flashing” woman during traffic stop by showing her picture of his genitals. (Hat tip, Reader Richard)
STAMFORD — A Stamford cop, who was honored as the city’s “Officer of the Year” four years ago, has been suspended and then arrested after being accused of showing a stopped motorist a picture of his genitals on his cell phone, according to police.
Officer Paul Mabey first had his gun, badge and police identification taken from him on May 28, and was put on paid suspension as of Friday, May 28. Following further investigation, Mabey was then arrested Wednesday for his involvement in the incident,
Mabey’s cell phone was seized by investigators when he came to work last Thursday. Police and court sources confirm investigators found the picture and now have it as evidence.
According to the police report, Mabey pulled over a 26-year-old Norwalk woman for talking on her cell phone.
In her complaint letter to the Stamford Police Department, the woman said the officer showed her the picture of his genitals on his cell phone after she rebuffed his advances, saying he was too old for her.
I guess I’m lucky that I just get tickets for talking on my cellphone.
UPDATE: This pervert’s been acting up for a long time, and his superiors protected him.
Over the weekend, Johnna Paradis, a Stamford resident involved in several neighborhood groups and advocacy organizations, e-mailed The Advocate to describe an encounter she had with Mabey about 10 years ago. She claimed Mabey appeared at her front door on a Saturday night, days after being at her home to take a missing persons report.
Paradis said Mabey made several advances toward her, but she rebuffed him and he left. She said she made several complaints to the former police chief and city officials, but none were investigated.