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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

Let’s Make Friends, The Top 100 Wage Earners For 2017

January 18th, 2018 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s a rite of passage on OIB serenading the list of top 100 municipal wage earners. In 2017 the narrative is essentially the same as decades prior with city police officers dominating the list via overtime. Leading the pack in 2017 is an outlier, Jimmy Honis who retired as deputy chief after 47 years of […]

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Council Members Urge Ganim To Reimburse City For Campaign-Related Security

January 13th, 2018 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

About half the City Council, and the number appears to be rising, want Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor to reimburse the city for police security when he’s on the stump. Ganim has reimbursed the city for mileage. Why not for police detail? Why would Ganim need police outside of the city? What’s wrong with […]

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Ganim Must Not Blur Government Employees With Campaign Ambition

January 9th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

Statewide political observers may be dismissing Joe Ganim for governor, but they’re not ignoring him. Perhaps it’s the fascination of audacity–Joe certainly does not lack for that–or maybe it’s the dearth of the field, on the Democratic side, at least. Whatever, Ganim engineered what he wanted, a lot of attention, following his announcement for governor. […]

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I Can’t Drive 55–Vrooom Goes Mayor’s Campaign Car, Zoom Goes Viggy’s Camera–No Ticket!

January 3rd, 2018 · 34 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics

Smart move having a Hearst Media reporter shadowing the rollout of your campaign for governor. Not so handy when your driver does 100 MPH, or close to it. Reporter Neil Vigdor was inside the wheels and captures the moment. Gee Joe, if you wanted rollout attention, you sure got it. Go get ‘em Viggy! State police said […]

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Newton Pushes City Resident Hires

January 1st, 2018 · 34 Comments · City Council, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

About 30 percent of Bridgeport’s 702 public safety officers reside in the city, according to statistics provided by the city last May. It’s a figure that also parallels numerous cities around the country: most police don’t live in cities they serve. The same national survey showed that Black and Hispanic officers are considerably more likely to reside in […]

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In 2017, Jayson Negron Major Story

December 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The police-involved shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron took center stage in 2017. And, more than six months later, interested parties await the outcome of a State Police investigation.

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City Police Officer Placed On Administrative Leave After Wrong-Way Crash Causes Injuries

December 30th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport Police Officer John Carrano, whose wrong-way driving on Broadbridge Avenue in Stratford last Saturday morning triggered a head-on collision that led to extensive injuries to a woman, will be placed on administrative status in the records room pending an investigation by the Stratford Police Department and city’s Office of Internal Affairs, according to Police Chief […]

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Debating Ganim’s Security Costs

December 30th, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The two detectives and a police lieutenant assigned to guard and chauffeur Mayor Joe Ganim around the city and state earned nearly $70,000 total in overtime for that assignment this year.

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