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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

In East End 5 Arrested At Victim’s Memorial

September 16th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Tara O’Neill, CT Post: Eric Diaz 19, of Bridgeport, was found shot in the stomach near that intersection at around 10 p.m. Thursday, police spokesman Av Harris said. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, and his death remains under investigation.

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Hard Truth: More Police Officers Take Their Own Life Than Killed In Line Of Duty By Criminals

September 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut will implement an online messaging campaign in September during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to highlight the importance of law enforcement wellness and suicide prevention. According to Badge of Life, more officers die of suicide than from gunfire and traffic accidents combined.  […]

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West Side Fire Displaces Eight

August 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

One person was hospitalized after a Monday night fire on Beechwood Avenue displaced eight people. Police link the blaze to a domestic dispute. Within fifteen minutes firefighters had the bulk of the fire out, according to a report from Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. Video coverage above.

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Raising Questions About The Cost Of Police Contract, Pension Obligations

August 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the police union contract heads to arbitration, see story here, citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee asks about the price tag for the 2015 retroactive contract.

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Man Shot Dead In East End

August 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update here. From Cedar Attanasio, CT Post: City police said the man who was shot to death as he was working on his car on Sixth Street did not appear to be the intended target of Thursday morning’s shooting.

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City Opens Police Post In P.T.

August 17th, 2017 · 37 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim and police officials on Thursday opened the city’s latest police post in a first-floor apartment in the P.T. Barnum housing project, joining posts in Trumbull Gardens, the Greene Homes, University of Bridgeport, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, East Main Street, Stratford Avenue, and John Street Downtown. A ninth police post is planned for […]

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Opens Police Post, Donates Life-Saving Kits

August 17th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation on Wednesday presented the Bridgeport Police Department with 400 individual bleeding control kits for its police officers, a donation valued at $40,000. If an officer suffers a gunshot wound or is otherwise injured in the line of duty, these kits will enable them to apply either self-aid or “buddy” aid […]

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Ex Assistant Chief Nardozzi Sues City For Illegal Termination, Claims Deal Between Union And Mayor

August 4th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

James Nardozzi was hired as assistant chief under Mayor Bill Finch to reel in overtime and then was booted by Mayor Joe Ganim because Nardozzi hit the pocketbook of cops who supported Ganim’s comeback campaign by millions of dollars. That charge, among others, is part of a state lawsuit that Nardozzi has brought against the […]

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