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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

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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New Dog Play Areas At Shelter

August 4th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from mayor’s office: Mayor Ganim, Police Chief AJ Perez, and Chief Animal Control Officer Jennifer Wallace came together today to break ground on three dog play areas at Bridgeport Animal Control (BAC). The BAC has met their goal of raising $40,000 to make building these outdoor play areas possible.

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Police Investigate Shootings, Five-Year-Old Wounded In Hand

July 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local. Just before 11pm Sunday night police began receiving a number of 911 calls for shots fired. Calls from Lorraine Street, Petrie Street, Maplewood Avenue and Colorado Avenue. Police first found a man shot in the head, laying in the street on Maplewood Avenue near Laurel Avenue. The man’s exact […]

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Police Rescue Dog Locates Child

July 18th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Police Department: Police are praising a valued member of the force who rescued a missing child. Officer Ryan Mullenax led by his partner Zeus, a proud member of the Bridgeport Police K9 Unit was able to locate a missing 9-year-old special needs child who had wandered away from their home. Zeus was provided […]

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Following Prostitution Bust, An Ethics Commission Kayo

July 15th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The ethics commission member accused of soliciting a prostitute has “with great reluctance” resigned. But Dr. Noel Kayo also wrote in his letter to Mayor Joe Ganim that he hoped to again volunteer for a municipal board after he clears his “good name and reputation.”

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Male Shot At Captain’s Cove

July 12th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A male was shot near the boardwalk and parking lot of Captain’s Cove Seaport Tuesday night, according to police. Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local, who shares a video above, reports that witnesses heard at least six shots. The victim was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

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Ganim’s Critical Wakeup Call To Address Violent Crime

July 11th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

On the 2015 campaign trail, candidate Joe Ganim opened his own police substation, a symbolic gesture in response to a spike in violent crime and a stick in the eye to incumbent Mayor Bill Finch whose perceived inaction with an understaffed police force benefited Ganim’s playbook. There was a hole in the fence at a […]

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Shots Fired Near Mayor While Visiting Family Of Homicide Victim

July 6th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

 From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: There are times when it seems excessive for the mayor of a city with overtaxed residents and an overstretched police force to have a detective as a chauffeur. Thursday morning was not one of those times.

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