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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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Former Police Chief Chapman Returns To Overtime, Staffing Challenges

January 17th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Struggling with health issues and a long commute to the city, former Police Chief Wilbur Chapman who serves as a public safety consultant has resurfaced following a lengthy non-paid absence. Mayor Joe Ganim hired Chapman in December 2015 to serve as police department hatchet man and reel in overtime that’s gotten out of control once […]

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Balancing Police Overtime Bucks

January 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s the brutal reality of police department finances: keep overtime down. Well, until a major crime event occurs and city leaders must balance public outcry with fiscal prudence. That’s when the area is saturated with extra patrols and investigators. It costs money. And, by the way, we’re understaffed. Translation: more overtime. And so it goes. […]

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Officer Reassigned After High-powered Weapon, Ammunition Removed From His Unlocked Vehicle

January 7th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Risky to leave your car unlocked with a high-powered automatic weapon and ammunition inside, especially if you’re a city police officer. That’s what happened Tuesday to Sergeant Bill Simpson, assigned to the swat-like Emergency Services Unit, who has been placed on administrative status after a male neighbor allegedly removed a weapon, ammunition and tactical gear from […]

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Street Dedication For Fallen Police Officer

December 28th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim and the Bridgeport Police Department yesterday honored fallen Officer Gerald T. DiJoseph who died while on duty 36 years ago on November 28, 1980. The ceremony began at the Police Memorial followed by a march led by his family to the corner of Washington Avenue and […]

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Bah Humbug! Pereira Disses Mayor’s People At Tree Lighting

December 6th, 2016 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s supposed to be peace, love and good cheer for everyone, right? Santa Claus arrives with an elf, poinsettias all around, cupcakes, candy canes, hot chocolate, apple cider, toys for kids, everything free for Friday’s Nob Hill Park neighborhood lighting on the Upper East Side with more than 100 attending. The mayor’s people showed up […]

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Police Seize Truck Used For Illegal Dumping

December 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Bridgeport Police today are announcing they are continuing to crack down on illegal dumping in Bridgeport, seizing a truck used to illegally dump garbage recently. Police are also asking the public to help identify a suspect caught on camera dumping debris on November 29, 2016 at the corner of […]

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