From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
Three city police captains who are legally challenging the qualifications of Acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia are asking a judge to block their sudden transfers.
On Wednesday, Garcia ordered Capt. Brian Fitzgerald, head of the Detective Bureau, transferred to patrol; Capt. Roderick Porter, head of community services, to patrol; Capt. Kevin Gilleran, from special services to head of the Detective Bureau; Capt. Steven Lougal, from patrol to special services; and Capt. Lonnie Blackwell, from patrol to administrative services.
“The filings and motion speak for themselves,” said their lawyer, Thomas Bucci.
“The allegations (in the injunction request) are utterly baseless, and I look forward to an evidentiary hearing,” said Deputy City Attorney John Bohannon Jr.
… “Acting Chief Garcia has intentionally obstructed the future career progressions for Captains Porter, Fitzgerald, and Lougal, solely because they challenged her appointment as assistant police chief as violating the time-honored principles of the Bridgeport civil service system,” states the injunction request.
Full story here.