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Entries Categorized as 'Cops'

Finch, Gaudett Voice Safety Tips For Students

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joe Gaudett handle the voiceover work for a back-to-school radio campaign, according to a news release from the mayor’s Communications Director Brett Broesder. The radio campaign is airing on WICC and WEBE 108. As many kids head back to school this week, the City of Bridgeport is launching a […]

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Reform Public Safety Hiring, Bridgeport Jobs For Bridgeport People

August 20th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Cops, Firefighters

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes that harm is being done to the Civil Service system that was enacted following the election of Jasper McLevy in 1933, a major campaign promise of the Socialist mayor limiting the spoils system of government. Fardy argues in particular the city is behind in the hiring of public safety […]

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Ruff Day For Robber, Balu Tracks Shoeless Suspect

August 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, police spokesman: A shoeless teen faces robbery and weapons charges after police interrupted an attempted armed robbery on Fairfield Avenue.

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City Cop Charged With Excessive Force For Beardsley Park Stomping, Suspended Without Pay

August 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, News and Events

The stomping of a city man in Beardsley Park in 2011 has led to the federal indictment of  city police officer Clive Higgins on civil rights violations. The two other officers involved in the kicking of a suspect have entered guilty pleas in the matter. The officer was placed on unpaid suspension, according to city […]

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David Daniels Considers Mayoral Run

July 27th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops, News and Events

UPDATE, statement from Daniels; Retired city police officer David Daniels is synonymous with community policing. He recently retired from the police department after serving 25 years, most of it as a leader in community policing. Two years ago he had a falling out with city leadership that led to his removal as head of the […]

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Retirements, Lure Of Better Pay Elsewhere Craters Cop Staffing Levels

July 25th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events

The Police Department has lost 30 sworn officers so far this year to retirement and better paying job opportunities in Connecticut communities, dwindling law enforcement strength to under 400 for the first time in two decades with the specter of losing dozens more to retirement come January 2015.

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Fatal Shooting In East End

July 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night in the city’s East End. Police were dispatched to Jefferson Street between Newfield and Seaview avenues on a report of gunfire and a possible shooting victim.

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