Capitol Police arrested a New Britain man Wednesday and charged him with sending a threatening email to the co-chairmen of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee regarding a controversial Catholic Church bill.
Timothy Kane, 26, of New Britain is charged with second-degree harassment. According to police he was arrested without incident and was released after posting a $500 cash bond. He will be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on March 27.
“The statement in the email made reference to the residences of the two legislators insinuating retaliation for their position on Senate Bill 1098 pertaining to the Roman Catholic Church, along with other derogatory statements,” a Capitol Police press release states.
The email was sent March 10 to both Rep. Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, and Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford.