David Cari, one of four East Haven Police officers indicted for alleged federal civil rights violations, was ordered back under house arrest and into his mother's custody after he was charged with illegally hunting deer and trespassing on Regional Water Authority property near the Lake Saltonstall Reservoir, according to various news reports.
Cari, who is out on bail as he awaits trial in the federal case, was arrested by state police after the RWA obtained a warrant for his arrest on Jan. 17.
The New Haven Register reported that during Thursday's hearing before the court, Judge Holly Fitzsimmons found the retired police officer's recent arrest violated the terms of his release: he was not allowed to possess a firearm or dangerous weapon, and he could not be arrested again.
Because of this, Fitzsimmons ruled that Cari now must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and live at his mother’s home. And he must also receive the court's permission before he is permitted to leave his mother's home.
In addition, Cari has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, and a sweep of his current home and review of his financial records will be conducted by federal probation officers, according to a Hartford Courant report.
Cari had turned over three shotguns, seven pistols and five rifles when he was initially arrested by federal authorities in January 2011.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30 on the illegal hunting and trespassing charges.