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Two Bridgeport police officers suspended

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Two Bridgeport police officers were suspended after reportedly working security at a local bar recently. (WFSB) Two Bridgeport police officers were suspended after reportedly working security at a local bar recently. (WFSB)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

Two Bridgeport police officers were suspended after reportedly working security at a local bar recently.

Bridgeport officials said the officers are accused of working security at the Golden Star Café, which is against department policy.

The two officers were identified as Chris Smith and Andreas Talavera.

The investigation began after a Sacred Heart University student was reportedly raped by a man she met at that bar.

Police said 39-year-old Alfonso Reid appeared to have met three girls for the first time that night of March 30 and they agreed to let him drive them back to campus. Two of the girls went back to their dorms but the victim remained with Reid.

He was arrested on Tuesday and charged with first-degree sexual assault.

The incident prompted a raid at the Golden Star Cafe, where Bridgeport Police cited 85 students for underage drinking.

Following the raid, that's when officials learned that two Bridgeport police officers had been working at the bar as bouncers.

It is unclear if those police officers were working on the night of the alleged rape, or the night of the sting.

City officials said underage drinking is a problem at other bars in Bridgeport in addition to the Golden Star Cafe. City Spokesperson Av Harris said that is something that will change under the new administration with Mayor Joe Ganim.

Eyewitness News reached out to the police union and police department but has not yet heard back.

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