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Trooper on governor’s detail charged in domestic dispute

July 17, 2021 GMT

LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police have placed a trooper assigned to Gov. Ned Lamont’s security detail on administrative suspension pending the outcome of criminal and internal investigations of an alleged domestic dispute.

Ledyard police charged Trooper Ryan Luther with misdemeanor disorderly conduct Wednesday. He was released on $500 bond and arraigned in New London Superior Court on Thursday.

An arrest warrant affidavit says police were called to a Ledyard home on Monday for a domestic dispute, The Day of New London reported Friday. The affidavit says a victim told police Luther was verbally abusive to the victim and a minor, and prevented the victim from leaving the home by standing behind a car and placing his foot behind the rear tire.

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State police said Luther, of Ledyard, is on administrative suspension pending the criminal and internal investigations. He has been on the force since 2001 and is a member of the governor’s security detail, said Trooper Pedro Muniz, a state police spokesman.

An email seeking comment was sent to Luther on Saturday. His lawyer, Robert Britt, said he will only comment on the case during court proceedings while it is pending.