Boyle Confirms Pending Departure

January 23, 2007

Associated Press
January 23 2007

HARTFORD, Conn. — Public Safety Commissioner Leonard Boyle told state lawmakers Tuesday he’s looking for a new job.

Boyle, a former federal prosecutor who helped oversee investigations of state government corruption, said he has asked Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell not to reappoint him to oversee the agency, which includes the state police.

“I have asked that she not submit my name for re-nomination,” Boyle told members of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee. “For personal and professional reasons, I believe it is time for me to move on to other things.”

Boyle testified Tuesday about a recent 13-month investigation by Connecticut and New York officials that found incomplete and inadequate internal affairs investigations of complaints against state police troopers.

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