Town police Officer Jennifer King recently was given a 12-day unpaid suspension after reportedly failing to readily help a resident who said they were threatened, according to police documents.

King was disciplined through a settlement agreement reached with former Police Chief Thomas Wydra and approved by union UPSSEU/COPS Local 062 and the Hamden Police Commission in September.

According to the agreement, which was received through a Freedom of Information Act request, King was found to have neglected her duty by “performing assigned duties (or) other official work in a careless or negligent manner or in disregard of prescribed procedures or established practices,” been insubordinate, and committed “conduct unbecoming” of an officer, among other departmental charges.

The charges were issued in connection with Civilian Complaint 18-15, according to the agreement.

In that complaint, as received through another FOI request, a resident reported having an encounter with a driver who followed them as they mistakenly turned into Sullivan & Sons Carpet on Sanford Street.

The complaint indicates the driver swore at the resident, told them to get out of his way, and “ended his angry tirade with I will get out of this (expletive) truck and kill you.”

The resident located “a female police officer” nearby and asked to speak with her about the incident.

The officer allegedly replied that she was on her lunch break, “sighed in frustration” before listening to the story, then, after the resident asked her to find the driver, “reluctantly” went to Sullivan & Sons.

The officer did not come back outside for approximately 15 minutes, the resident wrote in the complaint.

“She clearly did not want to address my concerns and dismissed my complaint,” said the resident in the document.

King previously was suspended for 10 days in September 2017 for “similar misconduct,” according to the agreement, and has been suspended three times while employed by the department.

The 12 days of unpaid suspension will be scheduled at the discretion of the police chief at a rate of no more than one day per week, according to the agreement.

The chief also has the discretion to issue an additional 30-day suspension if King is again found to be insubordinate or to have violated the department code of conduct.

King, Wydra and Acting Police Chief John Cappiello did not respond to requests for comment.

Police Commission Chairman Michael Iezzi noted Wednesday the agreement was struck between Wydra and King and acknowledged by the body.

“Action unbecoming of a police officer is not acceptable; however, this particular situation was dealt with,” said Iezzi.