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Entries Categorized as 'Cops'

Fardy To Would-be Mayors: Get Off Your Butts, Address Public Safety

September 17th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, Firefighters

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes if the potential candidates for mayor (crickets) won’t weigh in about public safety, he will. From Fardy: It’s time for the mayoral candidates to step up and address public safety. To date none of the potential candidates have done so.

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Video Sleuth Pereira Captures School Resource Officers Manning Charter School, Claims It’s Against Policy

September 17th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Cops, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Amanda Pinto, spokesperson for Achievement First, issued this email statement to OIB.  “The officers were not called to the school by a member of the AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary staff. They were there to assist with an issue unrelated to school. They were not SROs.” In her latest cinéma vérité that includes her voice-over, […]

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How’s Finch Doing A Year From Reelection? Any Challengers?

September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops

Mayor Bill Finch was there, so was former Mayor John Fabrizi, as well as Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster. They showed up Saturday at a campaign headquarters on the West Side to support Democratic candidates for various state and federal offices in November. Party regulars waved the flag for this election cycle, but […]

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Did The Chief Run A Red Light? Or Is The Plaintiff Making Up Stories For A Payday?

September 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events

Update, includes police report information: Car accidents happen, but when you’re the chief of police accused of running a red light that caused a city-issued vehicle to hit another motor vehicle leading to injuries, it generally will cost taxpayers money. Except Police Chief Joe Gaudett and a city staff lawyer assert the chief did not […]

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Police Promotions Saluted, Staffing Losses Lamented

September 5th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Cops, News and Events

Two lieutenants and 14 sergeants were promoted Thursday bolstering supervisory ranks albeit suffering overall losses in staffing levels due to morale and pay issues.

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‘U Drive. U Text. U Pay.’

September 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Cops, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: The Bridgeport Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists […]

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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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