HARTFORD — The man whose car collided with a police cruiser at the corner of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street died Friday at about 12:30 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital.
Family members of Anthony Mansfield, 50, of Hartford are “very distraught,” a source close to the family told The Hartford Guardian on Sunday.
Another relative of Mansfiled is Hartford State Rep. Doug McCrory, who late Thursday said the family talked to the police but learned little about the incident.
That’s because the incident involved a police officer, which makes it a personnel matter under investigation, said McCrory. Now, he said, the family “has lawyered up.”
Hartford Police released a statement, saying that at about 12:45 a.m. on July 13, Hartford Police Officer Taikwon Dudley, operating a marked Ford Crown Victoria Hartford Police Cruiser collided with Mansfield’s 1996 Chevy Cavalier.
A few witnesses on the scene that early morning refused to talk to police. But one witness, who arrived later on the scene, said that if the police wanted to know what happened, they should look at the camera on the police dashboard.
At about 6: 15 a.m., the police cruiser, with its mangled hood, was still on the lawn of North United Methodist Church.