Governor Dan Malloy, in a Thursday press conference at the Troop G State Police Barracks, announced he’ll authorize law enforcement support for the city in the wake of a recent spike in violent crime. Mayor Joe Ganim also announced, at the urging of the federal Housing and Urban Development, he’ll replace the board of the Bridgeport Housing Authority whose public housing residents have been victimized by violence. (Video of news conference above.)
From Dan Tepfer, CT Post
Gov. Dannel Malloy Thursday pledged more money and resources to help local police deal with the recent burst of gun violence that has left one person dead and nearly 20 others wounded.
“We are going to spend some additional money,” Malloy said following an hour and a half meeting in the state police Troop G barracks with the mayor, police chief and representatives of the state police state Department of Corrections, the FBI, ATF, the Bridgeport state’s attorney and even the fire chief. “There is going to be more availability of overtime and a shifting of responsibility.”
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