Hartford Lawyer and Former State Law Enforcement Official Andrew Crumbie Arrested on Strangulation and Assault Charges. Accused Moody of Retaliation and Racism.
The eventful life of Andrew R. Crumbie took an unhappy turn Tuesday. The former state police official was arrested by West Hartford police on Tuesday, April 9th. He was charged with strangulation, assault, disorderly conduct and interfering in an alleged incident involving Crumbie’s wife, according to West Hartford police. Crumbie made an array of accusations in 2007 against former Governor M. Jodi Rell’s administration and her chief of staff, M. Lisa Moody, for discrimination and retaliation after he was demoted from a position at the state police lab. The matter was settled in 2008 with Crumbie assigned to work at Capital Community College.
Crumbie, according to a biography on his firm website, serves in a number of public positions, including “the Client Security Fund Committee, appointed by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice, The Honorable Chase Rogers; the Cultural Competency Committee of the Public Service and Trust Commission, appointed by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice, The Honorable Chase Rogers; Chairman of the Connecticut Citizenship Fund Committee, appointed by Connecticut Secretary of State, The Honorable Denise Merrill.” He’s also a member of the board of the St. Francis Foundation.
Crumbie was released on a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to court on May 28th. Crumbie declined to comment on his arrest.