City | 11:59 am | April 13, 2009 | By Harrison Korn

Jury: Willoughby is not guilty

A Superior Court jury found former New Haven Police Department Detective Clarence Willoughby not guilty this morning on larceny and forgery charges.

Willoughby, 48, had been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the NHPD by making fraudulent requests for payments to confidential informants in his investigation of two homicides and one shooting spree from 2004-’06.

State prosecutors said Willoughby did not pay any confidential informants and instead just kept the cash for himself. Willoughby had denied this, saying the NHPD’s records were so mismanaged and there were so many missing documents that no case could be made against him.

Look for more coverage in tomorrow’s News.

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