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Entries Tagged as 'Beardsley Park'

Following Racist Letter, Police Department Deals With Morale Issues

February 19th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: The racist letter typed on city letterhead and distributed through the Police Department is another knock for a department rocked by the recent conviction of two of its veteran officers for an incident of police brutality known locally as the Beardsley Park Stomp.

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Former Cops Sentenced In Beardsley Park Stomping Case

February 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Connecticut U.S. Attorney: Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that two former Bridgeport Police officers were sentenced today in Bridgeport federal court for violating an individual’s civil rights by using unreasonable force during the course of an arrest.  U.S. District Judge Jeffery Alker Meyer sentenced both ELSON MORALES, […]

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How Lowell Weicker’s Windfall For Bridgeport Rescued The City

February 2nd, 2015 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

We generally pay tribute to people when they die. How about doing it while they are still among the living? If Bridgeport had a Monument Park for politicians, former Governor Lowell Weicker, now 83 years old, deserves one measuring his full 6’6″ stature. He was the closest thing the city’s ever experienced to a benevolent […]

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City Cop Cleared In Stomping Incident

January 14th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

While two police officers entered misdemeanor guilty pleas in the Beardsley Park stomping of a suspect, the third officer charged, Clive Higgins, went to trial. Wednesday afternoon he was cleared by a federal jury, showing once again the reluctance to convict cops. The city paid the suspect $200,000 to settle a civil legal claim in […]

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The Revival Of Christmas Village

December 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport

Sweet treats and eats and good health to all OIB friends this season. Christmas Village has been part of the city’s holiday fabric for more than 50 years. In 1982 it became a remarkable story for the entire country.

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‘I Can’t Breathe … I Can’t Breathe’

December 11th, 2014 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

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 […]

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In The Wake Of Ferguson, Body Cameras For City Police Officers?

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 […]

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