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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

Police Investigate Weekend Violence, Arrest Made

February 26th, 2017 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update here. From CT Post reporter Cedar Attanasio: A blood-soaked curb marked the spot on Berkshire Avenue where a man was fatally shot Friday night.

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Deputy Chief Honis-’Waiter At The Last Supper’-Retiring–’A Cop’s Cop’

February 24th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis, the legendary 47-year veteran of the city Police Department who took on bad guys with brain and brawn, battled police chiefs who didn’t want him and survived local and federal investigations, will reportedly retire next Friday, according to several city sources. And with it will come a city payout involving accumulated […]

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City, Fire Union Reach Concession Agreement, Will Cops Step Up? Ganim Appoints Thode Fire Chief

February 24th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor named Thode fire chief today (Friday) Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday was joined by local Fire Union President Robert Whitbread and acting Chief Richard Thode to announce the city and union have reached a wage agreement on a contract extension through 2020. Ganim says the agreement will save the city more than $1 […]

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Malloy To Police Chiefs: Local Police Should Not Take Action Solely To Enforce Federal Immigration Law

February 22nd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Governor Dan Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the commissioners of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Correction, and the State Department of Education today announced that–in response to increasing concerns regarding the impact that a recent presidential executive order on immigration matters and corresponding implementation memos […]

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GOP Chair To City Council: Act Rationally And Lawfully About ‘Sanctuary City’

February 22nd, 2017 · 13 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Republican Town Chairman Mike Garrett, in a letter to City Council members, is urging the legislative body to “speak on behalf of all residents of Bridgeport, those who are American citizens and those who wish to become American citizens by demanding that Connecticut’s congressional delegation make immigration reform their priority, not by joining marches or […]

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Pastor Accused Of Pocketing Power

February 3rd, 2017 · 63 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post Bishop William Marshall, pastor of City of Life Worship and Deliverance Center and a member of the city’s fire commission, was arrested Wednesday morning and accused of stealing more than $8,000 in electricity from the United Illuminating Co.

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Pricey Public Safety Consultant Chapman Also Had Difficulty Controlling Overtime As Chief

January 30th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement

Mayor Joe Ganim’s public safety consultant Wilbur Chapman, hired at $120,000 per year to reel in police overtime, had trouble doing that very thing when he was Bridgeport police chief even though he had 100 more sworn officers at his deployment disposal, according to a review of overtime statistics and staffing levels provided by multiple […]

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Statistics Show Mixed Crime Picture 2015-2016

January 27th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Statistical crime from 2015 to 2016 shows a mixed bag with murders and rapes down while felony larceny, motor vehicle thefts, shooting incidents and shooting victims up. Overall, factoring in all categories, crime increased during that period by roughly three percent, according to crime stats compiled by the city.

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