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College police officer fired after sex assault investigation

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Central Connecticut State University officials have revealed that a campus police officer was fired after being accused of sexually assaulting another officer.

The New Britain school disclosed the firing Thursday and released a report about the department prepared by former state public safety commissioner Bernard Sullivan. Officials also announced changes aimed at improving the police agency.

Officials say Officer Curtis Lollar was fired in September after being accused of sexually assaulting a female officer, who did not want to press charges. No criminal charges were filed. A message left at a phone listing for Lollar was not immediately returned Thursday.

Sullivan's review followed a Hartford law firm's probe that found a "fraternity-like environment" within the department. The firm faulted police for failing to investigate the sexual assault allegations against Lollar.

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