Talcott Street garage subject of complaints - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Talcott Street garage subject of complaints


Bob Hagedorn said when he was a police officer and shop steward at Capital Community College he represented co-worker Darryl Camp, who tripped on broken concrete inside the Talcott Garage in 2007 while chasing a suspected car burglar.

"I understand he's looking at a disability pension now. He's had a couple of surgeries and looking at going on a third," said Hagedorn.

Court documents show Camp received $1.5 million last year after his lawsuit against the garage owner was settled.

These kinds of issues, along with falling concrete and water damage, concrete falling from the ceilings, is what prompted someone to contact the I-Team for a story that aired on Channel 3 Tuesday. 

"The big problem there, is that it still exists," Hagedorn said.

Camp, who was not available for an interview, was not the only person hurt at the garage.

His attorney John Pavano says others have filed complaints about car damage and injuries against the garage.

Pavano currently represents an adjunct professor at Capital Community College who is suing  the garage after she falling and fracturing her foot as a result of the bad condition of the garage floor.

LAZ Parking, which owns the garage, is making repairs there after the city of Hartford was alerted to issues.

In a statement LAZ said, "LAZ is committed to providing a safe and convenient parking experience for it customers at all of our facilities.  We're working closely with the City of Hartford to address any issues and maintain full compliance with all requirements."  

LAZ said it did not own the garage when Camp was hurt in 2007.

The city of Hartford said there are various repairs to the ceiling and floor going on right now at the garage. City inspectors will be checking the fire suppression system to see if it is working.

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