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Entries Categorized as 'Law Enforcement'

2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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“I Didn’t Do Nothing–Don’t Tase Me”–Dramatic Scene From Police Body Camera In New Haven

December 21st, 2017 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The use of body cameras offers a dramatic portal into police work both how officers face dangers and confront situations. Our friends at the New Haven Independent published a video through a Connecticut Freedom of Information Act request that reveals a contrast of opinions as New Haven Police respond to an unarmed man with his hands in the […]

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Police Chief Case: Ganim Juggles Loyalty With Voter-Approved Process

December 21st, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Approaching two years as the city’s top cop, few dispute A.J. Perez’s likability, work ethic and accessibility, but does that translate into effective law enforcement management? Perez has exhibited decades of loyalty to Joe Ganim, in good times and bad, something the mayor has rewarded Perez in technically an acting capacity. But will it extend […]

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The Challenge Of Police Relations

December 18th, 2017 · 83 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

As state law enforcement officials are poised to issue a decision soon regarding the police-involved May shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday assembled a collection of clergy and community leaders with the “goal to come together to find what we can do as a community, as a city, to reduce violence […]

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Officers Attend Funeral Of Colleague

December 15th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From the CT Post: Police officers traveled to Wethersfield Thursday for the funeral of Thomas J. Lattanzio, the suspended police officer who took his life in Seaside Park over a week ago.

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Perez Issues Appeal To Coping Cops

December 5th, 2017 · 15 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Police Chief AJ Perez on Tuesday issued a second statement following the death of Police Officer Thomas Lattanzio that officials are treating as a suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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Perez Statement Regarding Death Of Police Officer

December 4th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Police Chief AJ Perez statement following the death Monday morning of Officer Thomas Lattanzio, a veteran of the department for 17 years. Police are investigating this as a suicide.

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