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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

A Resident’s Perspective, Downtown Safe, Tiago’s A Problem

April 22nd, 2017 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Doug Davidoff, an active member of the Downtown scene, shares his perspective as a neighborhood resident originally posted in the OIB comments section. He writes Downtown is active and safe. One problem area, however, is Tiago’s Bar and Grill, owned by Deputy Director of Public Works Joe Tiago. Davidoff also shares a recent video that […]

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Police Chief: Downtown Safe

April 21st, 2017 · 22 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the CT Post: “There’s absolutely no problems there,” Perez said. “Downtown is one of the safest places in Bridgeport.”

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Man Shot Dead Downtown

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Cedar Atanasio, CT Post: A Stamford man in his 20s was shot dead across from McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday morning.

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Trump’s Wall? Money For Seven Miles

April 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Story by T. Christian Miller of ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom. During the campaign, President Donald Trump promised to build a wall across the southern border some 1,000 miles long. The number of miles the president currently has money for: seven.

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City Welcomes 26 Police Recruits

April 11th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

On the 2015 campaign trail, Joe Ganim promised to hire 100 new police officers for a department thinned out by retirements and departures to other communities. On Monday Ganim welcomed 26 new police recruits bringing him closer to his goal when they hit the streets following nine months of combined training between the police academy […]

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Ganim Presents Budget To City Council With No Tax Increase, “Predicated On State” Resources

April 4th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement

Mayor Joe Ganim Monday night led a prayer prior to the start of the City Council meeting hoping perhaps for a little manna from heaven as his proposed budget that holds the line on taxes survives anticipated revenues from the state “running a parallel path” during its budget deliberations.

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U Drive U Text U Pay

April 3rd, 2017 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

City news release: From April 4 to April 30, 2017, Bridgeport Police will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, a high-visibility effort to enforce distracted-driving laws.

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Kohut: Real Answer To Police Pursuit Is Technology

April 1st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport block watch resident Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, weighs in on the new regional law enforcement approach to pursue suspects in violation of motor vehicle laws, asserting “What is really needed, as I’ve been preaching verbally and in print in the media for years, is better use of technology in detecting/tracking criminal behavior.”

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