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State Supreme Court Unanimously Tosses Newton Conviction On Campaign Finance Charges

October 12th, 2018 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

Ruling “it is reasonably possible that the jury was misled” about Ernie Newton’s intent, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday unanimously threw out his January 2015 conviction on campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 run for State Senate. The justices ordered a new trial, but will state prosecutors pursue one? See Supreme Court decision […]

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Panel Selected To Recommend Police Chief Finalists

October 6th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Acting Chief AJ Perez, former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi and Captain Roderick Porter are among the seven finalists in a Civil Service search that will be reduced to a list of three from which Mayor Joe Ganim will select a top cop to a five-year contract. The city, in a new selection twist of the […]

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Charges Dropped Against Son, Councilwoman Mom Presses Excessive Force Complaint

October 3rd, 2018 · 34 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: City Councilwoman Karen Jackson said authorities have dismissed their case against her 15-year-old son, who was charged June 27 with resisting and interfering with the officers after fleeing from police investigating the theft of a volleyball.

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Councilman Langan Raises Concerns About Public Safety Grant

October 2nd, 2018 · 7 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The City Council’s  Public Safety and Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday night in Wheeler Room A of City Hall and one of the agenda items, see here, “Grant Submission: re U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for FY2018 Local Solicitation” will be addressed by West Side councilman Kyle […]

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Violent Crime Down In Bridgeport Compared To Decades Ago

September 26th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Thirty years ago some city neighborhoods, particularly the East Side, South End and West End experienced zones of horrific violence fueled by crack cocaine drug wars totaling several years of 50-60 murders annually. For the most part, with a few outlier years, violent crime has dropped dramatically from 25-30 years ago. Governor Dan Malloy touted lower […]

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Malloy: Crime Down In Connecticut

September 25th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Governor Malloy: Governor Dannel P. Malloy said that a report released by the state’s criminal justice policy and planning office and underscored by data released Monday from the FBI indicates continued, positive trends in the administration’s efforts to reduce crime in Connecticut. Since the Governor took office in 2011, statistics show that the overall […]

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Nardozzi Among 7 Finalists For Police Chief Position

September 19th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

He was brought in under the mayoral administration of Bill Finch, then drew the ire of the city’s police union when he cracked down on overtime that contributed to his departure after Joe Ganim regained the mayoralty. Now former Assistant Chief James Nardozzi finds himself among seven finalists for the top cop position currently held […]

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State Investigating Accusations Of Hate Crimes Against Retired Captain

September 11th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Recently retired Police Captain Mark Straubel is under investigation for hate crimes following a series of texts about another captain that were turned over by a former city police officer who now works for the Stratford Police Department.

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