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Bridgeport cop: troopers 'kidnapped' his grandson

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (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 reports that Sgt. John Devone sent letters to the governors of Connecticut and Georgia questioning the actions of state police and a Georgia judge.

Troopers seized the boy from a Bridgeport home March 12 and returned him to his mother, based on court orders from her home state of Georgia by a Cobb County judge. Troopers first raided Devone's Bridgeport home before finding the boy at another location.

Devone claims Georgia's child custody orders were based on lies told by the boy's mother.

State police say they acted appropriately.

Devone's son, John Devone, was charged with custodial interference and faces possible extradition to Georgia.

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