Christopher Troche

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Service Record

New Haven Connecticut Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2018[1] - July 26, 2022[2]
Salary $60,933 (2019)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2021 Arrest for Prostitution

On January 7, 2021, a woman called the police over safety concerns and Troche was dispatched as a translator.[4][5]

On April 5, 2021, a report of "unwanted" contact was received against Troche.[4] Troche is alleged to have pressured the woman to perform sex acts, and offered her money.[1]

On April 5, 2021, Troche was placed on administrative leave.[1][5]

On November 21, 2021, Troche turned himself in.[4]

Response Timeline

The department opened an internal affairs investigation.[4]

In April 2021, Troche was placed on paid administrative leave.[2]

In November 2021, Troche was arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute, which is a class A misdemeanor and can result in up to a year in prison or a $2,000 fine.[2][4]

Troche pleaded not guilty.[6]

On July 26, 2022, Troche was fired.[2]

On January 26, 2023, the criminal charges were dismissed.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul Bass, Cop Arrested On Sex Charge Involving Immigrant, 19, Who Sought Police Help, New Haven Independent, 2021-11-21
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Thomas Breen, Arrested Sex-Case Cop Fired, New Haven Independent, 2022-08-01
  3. Christopher Troche A Police Officer 2Nd City of New Haven, govSalaries
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Megan Vaz, New Haven Police Department officer arrested for patronizing a prostitute, Yale Daily News, 2021-12-02
  5. 5.0 5.1 Thomas Breen, Affidavit Details Cop’s Alleged Pressure Tactics In Immigrant Sex Case, New Haven Independent, 2021-12-09
  6. Marc Fitch, Arbitration panel upholds firing of New Haven cop in prostitution scandal, Inside Investigator, 2024-01-17
  7. City of new Haven and Elm City Local, Department of Labor, 2023-12-21