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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

Rev. Stallworth Back In The Ganim Fold–Assisting With Minority Police Recruitment

April 17th, 2018 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

State Rep. Charlie Stallworth, an early Joe Ganim appointee who left city service about a year ago after a falling-out with the mayor, has returned as a consultant to the Civil Service Office with the task of recruiting minority candidates for an upcoming police test. He’ll be paid $2,500 for the next month with a […]

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Burton Weinstein, Legendary Civil Rights Lawyer

April 10th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Burton Weinstein, a longtime civil rights lawyer who butted heads with police departments around the state and forced a change in the way police respond to domestic violence complaints, has died. He was 89.

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The Meaning Of Second Chances?

April 3rd, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee, in an address to the City Council Monday night, wonders if Mayor Joe Ganim has made the most out of a second chance opportunity. This morning we awakened to a late spring season snow storm. And by this evening most of the evidence from Mother Nature has disappeared courtesy […]

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City Cop Charged With DUI, Assault With Vehicle In Wrong-Way Crash

March 28th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport Police Officer John Carrano, whose wrong-way driving on Broadbridge Avenue in Stratford triggered a head-on collision in December that led to extensive injuries to a woman, was charged on Tuesday with driving drunk, second degree assault with a motor vehicle and driving the wrong way. Carrano, then a member of the SWAT team, had been partying […]

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City To Launch National Search For Police Chief–Perez: Let’s Do It

March 21st, 2018 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday announced the city’s in planning stages to launch a national search for chief of police, a position occupied on technically an acting basis by his friend A.J. Perez who assumed the role more than two years ago following the resignation of Joe Gaudett who took on a city consulting position […]

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Ganim, Blumenthal Push Firearm Reform

March 9th, 2018 · 11 Comments · Law Enforcement, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

News release from Mayor Joe Ganim: Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Connecticut US Senator Richard Blumenthal and a number of Bridgeport community leaders in calling for common sense gun safety reforms at the state level in Connecticut and at the national level in Congress. Specifically, Mayor Ganim is calling on members of the Connecticut General Assembly […]

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Man Charged In Councilwoman Martinez Assault

February 28th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: A mentor for young men in the community was charged Wednesday with savagely beating a city councilwoman because she wouldn’t return his phone calls.

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Assault Hospitalizes Councilwoman Martinez

February 22nd, 2018 · 12 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart and Tara O’Neill, CT Post: Police are investigating an assault that sent a prominent councilwoman to the hospital.

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