Report: Retired East Haven Police Officer Charged with Illegal Hunting

David Cari, one of four officers indicted for alleged racial profiling, was arrested by state police for allegedly illegally hunting deer on Regional Water Authority land near Lake Saltonstall Reservoir, according to a New Haven Register report.

David Cari — one of four officers indicted last year as part of the U.S. Justice Department's racial profiling investigation into the East Haven Police Department — was arrested by state police for allegedly illegally hunting deer and tresspassing on Regional Water Authority property near the Lake Saltonstall Reservoir, according to a New Haven Register report.

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.

RWA spokesperson Kate Powell told the newspaper that Cari has a history of trespassing on authority property.

According to the report, Cari — an accomplished bow hunter — is not allowed to possess a firearm while out on bail. The Register noted it was unclear at this time if the former police officer had violated the terms of his release.

Richard Poulton January 23, 2013 at 02:24 PM
OK "ROBERT", don't go off all twisted.
thomas January 23, 2013 at 04:52 PM
hunters are evil scamps mmmm maybe a female snow leopard 900 pounds i can see it by the way on cops fagggettt about it three men i admire the most wyatt earp, alan pinkerton, and sherlock from the 19th century
walt charczynski January 23, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Robert - This has NOTHING to do with what this case is about, but seeing how you felt the NEED to spread untruth about the need for deer hunting.........Modeling deer herd management: Sterilization as a viable option......has been tested and determined to be cost prohibitive and only successful on small isolated deer herds. If FACT, such a study was conducted on Lake Gaillard, at that study also concluded that sterilization of both females and then males, was ineffective on free ranging deer herds and cost prohibitive. Don't go bashing Hunters and claiming there are alternatives....when there are NOT. Kudo's to the RWA for taking a responsible - yet unpopular with the uninformed public - approach. If they ever open up hunting at Lake Saltonstall, I will be the first one in line as hunting is a safe, effective and humane option.
hunting_is_murder January 23, 2013 at 06:09 PM
hunters_lie January 23, 2013 at 06:20 PM
hunting_sucks January 23, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Karma January 23, 2013 at 06:53 PM
No, I do not have an Axe to grind against Mr Cari. I believe that is the legal systems job to do and not mine I bear Mr. Cari no ill will for doing his job when he was performing his services within the context of the law.
guest82 January 23, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Karma, do you think your anti-hunting aliases are fooling anyone? Wake up and smell the venison! Your probably drooling over your "free range" chicken. Get over yourself. Keep eating your mass produced "organic meat." I know where my protein came from, because I harvest and process it myself. Let me guess, you drive a Volt, drink free trade coffee, and wear organic cotton shirts.
walt charczynski January 23, 2013 at 08:38 PM
hunting_is_murder - sites a group of animal right terrorists hunters_lie - sites a vegan extremist group hunting_sucks - sites Scientific American that says... "Public support for hunting, however, is on the rise. A 2007 survey by Responsive Management Inc., a social research firm specializing in natural resource issues, found that 78 percent of Americans support hunting today versus 73 percent in 1995. Eighty percent of respondents agreed that “hunting has a legitimate place in modern society,” and the percent of Americans indicating disapproval of hunting declined from 22 percent in 1995 to 16 percent in 2007. Karma sites some theory that even withing the article ways "no link has been established between eating animals infected with chronic wasting disease" AND ""Of course there is no definite proof it was not," Gambetti said" If you really want to play this game - I'll start posting links to actual science.
walt charczynski January 23, 2013 at 08:47 PM
walt charczynski January 23, 2013 at 08:49 PM
walt charczynski January 23, 2013 at 08:57 PM
eileen January 23, 2013 at 08:57 PM
I used to have a hiking permit for Lake Saltonstall. I had to display a parking pass in my car and wear a badge pinned to my clothing while on the property. Simply put, it is dangerous to have hunters in there when hikers are under the impression that there is no hunting going on. I myself reported a group of hunters I saw sneaking in late one afternoon, dressed in camoflauge, with rifles and backpacks with ammunition (I heard it as they walked by me). The land at that time was clearly posted no hunting and no admission without a permit. Even if Cari thought he was permitted to hunt with a bow, he must have known he needed a permit to be on the property. He apparently does not care about the law or the suffering he causes to the deer.
Sam Giglio January 23, 2013 at 09:37 PM
I have been hiking at the lake since they started giving out permits, over the years i see many fisherman in season and all wear a permit as I do just to hike, and a pass in my car to show i can hike there and park One time i ran into two hunters, with bows in hand and camoflage. They asked me if it was ok to hunt, Told them I have no clue to that but they had no pass and no clue about the rules of the lake. Ever since that day I wear a orange vest when I hike Spring, Summer, and Fall. Have not gone in the winter months just to cold and not many people around if you ever nedded help. The Officer may be in a bit of trouble with this one, But I am sure it can be worked out. He has more to worry about then this.
hunting_is_cruel_and_unecessary January 23, 2013 at 09:40 PM
hunting_is_cruel_and_unecessary January 23, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Hunters often wound, but fail to kill animals with guns and arrows. This causes immense suffering. Deer have been seen with arrows protruding from their bodies and gun shot wounds. Hunters hunt because they enjoy killing and they have no regard for the suffering of others. BTW, only five percent of the population hunts.
Cari_Going_To_Prison January 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Fred January 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM
Robert, are you a hunter? Have you ever defended yourself or your family with a firearm?
Murder January 24, 2013 at 01:21 AM
Dumb_Mean_Cop January 24, 2013 at 02:41 AM
The former cop enjoys causing others pain. That is the bottom line, idiot.
Dumb_Mean_Sheep_Baah January 24, 2013 at 03:34 AM
I_Need_A_Life_So_I_Make_Numerous_Screen_Names_ To_Feel_Better_About_Myself_!
Idiot_Can't_Shut_The_Hell_Up January 24, 2013 at 03:39 AM
You need to feel better about yourself so you cyberstalk, defend cruelty, lie, and make an annoying mimicking bully out of yourself. Cari is going to prision. You planning on joining him, Idiot?
tim January 24, 2013 at 05:02 AM
Jacobo, you said were done posting. Why did you lie!?!?
walt charczynski January 24, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Peta_is_cruelty http://www.petakillsanimals.com/
Karma January 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM
According to the Register, Cari is under house arrest. You lost again, Idiot.
Walt_Can't_Think January 24, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Walt can't think for himself. So he cyberstalks, mimics, provokes, and makes a complete annoying ass out of himself for attention. Take a side and this imbecile will take the opposite just to cause discord. Walt is an emotional cripple. Ignore him and his many aliases.
Karma, I've dug up a special video for Mr. Cari: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwJL30k0Mv8
Ivanna D. Truth January 25, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Why wasn't the other guy who lied arrested with Cari? Is it because its he is an active.East Haven Cop?
walt charczynski January 25, 2013 at 06:22 PM
I only have one username and it's not a alias. I took one side, my side, and I supported it with legitimate documentation, because I am sick of the 4% of the public that constantly denigrate hunting every chance they find even where it has little or nothing to do with the article. If you are against meat consumption - go picket McDonalds and Burger King. Deer can die of old age, even when hunted. Cows, pigs and chicken's.....not a chance. Go fight for them instead of hiding behind some phony screen name calling me a cripple. LOL


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