STRATFORD — More than 70 police officers converged on Town Hall Thursday afternoon to show support for their union president facing a disciplinary hearing behind closed doors.

Capt. Joseph McNeil, the union president, was called to the hearing by top police brass and town officials over the illegal leak earlier this year of the personal background file on former police applicant Christian Miron, the brother of Mayor James R. Miron.

Officials are investigating whether McNeil had a role in leaking the information to the press and Town Council members, or may know who did. He could face dismissal or termination.

But some union members, including McNeil’s brother, police Detective David McNeil, indicated Thursday they believe the union president is being “railroaded” and “made a scapegoat” in the investigation into who leaked Christian Miron’s background file.