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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

When A Handicap Parking Ticket Hits The City In The Pocket

November 18th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Marshall Marcus, who works in Bridgeport with a wife who owns property in the city, shares this commentary about a Police Department that “has taken it upon itself to rule that valid Handicapped permits are not valid.”

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Watch Out For Phone Scammers

November 16th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from office of  Connecticut U.S. Attorney: The U.S. Marshals are alerting the public of several nationwide imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials. They are urging people to report the calls not only to their local U.S. Marshals Service office, but also to the […]

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Feds File Lawsuit Against City Housing Authority

November 15th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Justice Department news release. See complaint here. The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport (HACB), doing business as Park City Communities. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleges that HACB discriminated against persons with disabilities in violation […]

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Officer ‘Feared For Safety’

November 13th, 2017 · 42 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From CT Post reporters Dan Tepfer and Michael P. Mayko: A female police officer, under fire after a video was made public showing her repeatedly punching a black teenager following a minor traffic accident Friday night, defended her actions in a report obtained Monday by Hearst Connecticut Media.

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Following Arrest Of Teen, Questions Raised About Police Use Of Force

November 13th, 2017 · 87 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update here. Viral video here. From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: City police officers are once again under investigation, this time for allegedly beating a city teen after a car accident Friday night.

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Mayor, Public Safety Officials Demolish Blighted Properties

November 3rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Mayor’s Office: Mayor Joseph Ganim joined the Bridgeport Fire Department and Police Chief Perez this week to knock down blighted properties in Bridgeport’s East and West Ends. The demolished properties were located on Lee Ave and Newfield Ave, a building a part of the Civic Block. The future developments on the Civic Block will […]

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No Bull In Bull Durham–Meet State’s New Top Federal Prosecutor

November 1st, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

John “Bull” Durham has a nose for BS like few others. A career prosecutor, the Republican was nominated Wednesday by Donald Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, replacing outgoing Deirdre Daly. His confirmation should be a no-brainer. He’s not warm and fuzzy but he excels as a professional.

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Manafort Charged In Special Counsel Investigation

October 30th, 2017 · 39 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

And now it starts. Paul Manafort, with deep roots in Connecticut, was charged Monday morning. Read indictment here. From The New York Times: Paul Manafort and his former business associate were indicted on Monday on money laundering, tax and foreign lobbying charges, a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over […]

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