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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

C’Mon Man, How About My Van?

August 16th, 2018 · 7 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

John Marshall Lee provides an update on Linda Lee’s towed van. A good day to see what Acting Chief AJ Perez has arranged for Ms. Linda Lee in order to recover her van towed as authorized by Police Department. (This was the Silver Ford Econoline Van that was registered, plates were on, taxes paid, and insurance […]

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Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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Tag And Tow–A Taxpayer’s Car Held Ransom

August 9th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City watchdog John Marshall Lee shares this commentary about a woman’s nightmarish encounter with government bureaucracy at a hefty price tag. A Bridgeport homeowner taxpayer owned a vehicle parked in front of her home on Freeman Street. The vehicle was moved regularly as used. That is not the pattern with some other autos on that […]

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Mark It Up! Attorney Anastasi Retires And Returns With A Fatter Paycheck

August 2nd, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

If you have value as a municipal lawyer, retire, collect your pension of more than $75,000 per year, and return to pad your paycheck $112,950 more as a paid outside attorney. Not a bad deal, eh? Mark Anastasi who served for more than two decades as chief of the City Attorney’s Office is the latest […]

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Council President Nieves: Zero Tolerance For Racism

August 1st, 2018 · 31 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City Council President Aidee Nieves shares this statement following reassignment of a police captain for allegations he wrote racist texts. I am appalled and shocked by the allegations that Captain Straubel engaged in derogatory commentary about fellow police officers. If any of these allegations are true, Captain Straubel really has no choice but to resign.

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Zoners Raise DeFilippo’s Spirits

August 1st, 2018 · 19 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

As CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart notes, persistence has paid off for City Councilman Michael DeFilippo’s quest for a booze zoning change. He had to win three–Democratic primaries between last September and this April before finally being elected to help represent the North End on the City Council.

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City Lawyer To Councilwoman Mom: Shush

July 24th, 2018 · 16 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: As a mother, City Councilwoman Karen Jackson’s instinct when her son was allegedly beaten and shocked with a Taser after fleeing the cops was to defend the 15-year-old. Now Jackson says that City Hall is trying to shut her up.

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Internal Affairs Examining Excessive Force Charges Against Councilwoman’s Son

July 19th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Police Department’s Office of Internal Affairs is investigating whether cops used excessive force, including painful shocks from a Taser, on City Councilwoman Karen Jackson’s son.

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