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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

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

February 24th, 2017 · 25 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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Cops File Overtime Complaints

January 27th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:  Several city police officers have filed complaints alleging Acting Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez illegally withheld overtime.

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Connecticut Could Be In Crosshairs Of Trump’s Immigration Policy, Ganim Issues Statement On Sanctuary City

January 26th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim issued a statement on Thursday regarding a sanctuary city. Bridgeport has always been an immigrant city, and will continue to be. As a port city and one with great industrial heritage, Bridgeport’s economy has always been driven by the energy and hard work of generations of immigrant communities. This vibrancy and diversity gives […]

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