Courage and control illustrate exceptional police work. In Bridgeport, we’ve seen examples of solid police work. We’ve also seen through video how three cops got it wrong such as stomping a tasered man in Beardsley Park that led to federal civil rights violations and cost city taxpayers $200,000. The Connecticut Post featured this editorial about […]
Entries Tagged as 'Beardsley Park'
December 11th, 2014 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events
December 3rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Is the Bridgeport police force considering body cameras for all its sworn officers? Police Chief Joe Gaudett says it’s a worthy discussion in conjunction with the Police Union to both guard against police abuse and abuse heaped on cops. Bridgeport has had its share of police abuse issues, including the 2011 stomping of a man […]
September 10th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Saluted by university officials, business titans, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and Mayor Bill Finch, Ernest C. Trefz, better known as Ernie, announced on Tuesday he was “proud to play a role in the past, present and future” of the University of Bridgeport that dedicated a new business school in the entrepreneur’s name featuring a newly […]
September 1st, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
Labor Day weekend is a time for chillin’ and grillin’, biking and hiking, tanning and fanning. And oh yes, tag saleing. Mayor Bill Finch hosted a lawn sale at his Crown Street home on Saturday. Was hizzoner a tough negotiator on the goods?
August 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
The stomping of a city man in Beardsley Park in 2011 has led to the federal indictment of city police officer Clive Higgins on civil rights violations. The two other officers involved in the kicking of a suspect have entered guilty pleas in the matter. The officer was placed on unpaid suspension, according to city […]
August 7th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Ernie Newton and Andre Baker couldn’t be two more diametrically different personalities as they square off in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the State House: Newton the lightning rod self-proclaimed Moses of his people who had previously represented the district in the state legislature; and Baker, the restrained neighborhood funeral home director who represented a portion […]
July 8th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
In a commentary first published in the Connecticut Post, former Mayor John Fabrizi contrasts his years as mayor with Bill Finch claiming “The present administration’s approach to economic progress uses a technique to show progress by color chart.” Fabrizi has formed an exploratory committee for mayor. His commentary follows: How many cities, anywhere, can boast […]