Updated: Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 11:37 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, 7:09 AM EDT
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport police sergeant claims state troopers "kidnapped" his 3-year-old grandson last week in a misguided effort to resolve a custody dispute.
The Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/WWENbV ) reports that Sgt. John Devone sent letters to the governors of Connecticut and Georgia questioning the actions of troopers and a Georgia judge.
Troopers seized the boy from a Bridgeport home March 12 and returned him to his mother in Georgia, based on court orders from that state. Troopers raided Devone's Bridgeport home before finding the boy at another location.
Devone claims Georgia's custody orders were based on lies told by the boy's mother.
State police say they acted appropriately and Bridgeport has placed Devone on leave during an investigation.
Devone's son, John Devone, was charged with custodial interference and faces possible extradition to Georgia.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com