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February 22, 2003

Police brawl leads to jail

From: Torrington Register Citizen, CT - 22 Feb 2003

TRACY KENNEDY, Register Citizen Staff

LITCHFIELD -- One of three Torrington brothers was sentenced on Friday for his role in a melee with Torrington Police Department last summer.
Judge Alexandra DiPentima ordered Kenuel Hunte, 33, to serve 15 months in jail for violating probation and interfering with police.

The term is less than half the amount of time recommended by David Shepack, of the state attorney's office who suggested Hunte serve three years in jail.

The struggle with police on the Hunte family lawn on Alvord Street in Torrington, was initiated by Hunte, Shepack said. "Police responded to what they believed was a very volatile situation where Mr. Hunte reportedly took a child and brandished a machete."

Hunte allegedly took his daughter at Albrecht Road and went to the Alvord Street home and police met him there a short time later. A struggle ensued with police when Hunte was apprehended. Attorneys for the co-defendants suggested the brothers resisted arrest because they were unable to hear what was going on because they were hearing impaired.

Next month, a Bantam Superior Court judge is expected to decide if Hunte's two brothers Roosevelt, and Wendell should receive accelerated rehabilitation, a special probation program.

©The Register Citizen 2003