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Entries from August 15th, 2018

“I Didn’t Do Nothing–Don’t Tase Me”–Dramatic Scene From Police Body Camera In New Haven

December 21st, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The use of body cameras offers a dramatic portal into police work both how officers face dangers and confront situations. Our friends at the New Haven Independent published a video through a Connecticut Freedom of Information Act request that reveals a contrast of opinions as New Haven Police respond to an unarmed man with his hands in the […]

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Lawyers Face Off Before State Supreme Court In Keeley Election Complaint

December 21st, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Peppered by a number of questions, lawyers appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday morning to argue the pros and cons of Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis’ order for a third Democratic primary in the City Council’s 133rd District citing absentee ballot irregularities. The state’s highest court is hearing the case on an expedited basis […]

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Police Chief Case: Ganim Juggles Loyalty With Voter-Approved Process

December 21st, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Approaching two years as the city’s top cop, few dispute A.J. Perez’s likability, work ethic and accessibility, but does that translate into effective law enforcement management? Perez has exhibited decades of loyalty to Joe Ganim, in good times and bad, something the mayor has rewarded Perez in technically an acting capacity. But will it extend […]

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Filling Vacancies And Playing By The Rules

December 21st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Civil Service

Government scrutineer John Marshall Lee has been digging through a number of city departments raising questions about board and commission vacancies as well as the inner workings of Civil Service. He provides this report: Bridgeport, have you ever thought about the way fellow citizens, appointed to Boards and Commissions by successive Mayors, and perhaps later […]

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