From Bill Kaempffer, Bridgeport Police spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch and the leadership of Bridgeport Police Union Local 1159 announced plans for a July fundraiser with a goal of raising $50,000 toward a Bridgeport Police Memorial outside Police Headquarters on Congress Street. Tens of thousands of private sector dollars already have been raised to match the [...]
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May 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Cops, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, Bridgeport Police spokesman: A hobbyist’s remote-controlled airplane apparently crashed near the PSEG power plant and brought the FBI to the city Sunday because of initial security concerns.
May 9th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Cops, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, city police spokesman: A 19-year-old who attacked two police officers at his home is charged with attacking a third officer in the hospital. Collin Moore, 19, of 313 Dover St., remained jailed Thursday on $180,000. The police officer at the hospital required stitches and had multiple lacerations and a bite injury to [...]
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May 7th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Cops, Education, News and Events
Three city high schools were evacuated Tuesday morning after yet more bomb scares. Last week a Bassick student was arrested in connection with a scare.
April 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Cops, Firefighters, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, city police and fire spokesman: Fire Department Capt. Frank Bridge has his own definition of hero: The parent who works 80 hours a week to send her child to college. A family member who takes care of a sick relative.
April 23rd, 2013 · 8 Comments · Cops, Education
On Wednesday Mayor Bill Finch, Police Chief Joe Gaudett and Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas will discuss details of a security assessment at the School Security Command Center, 1085 Connecticut Avenue. Bridgeport Police spokesman Bill Kaempffer provides some advance details: Since the beginning of the school year, the Police Department worked with the Board of [...]
April 17th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events
Two years ago Deputy Chief Jimmy Honis, a member of the police department for more than 40 years, was placed on administrative leave with pay pending a criminal investigation of a cold case involving the death of a prostitute decades ago. Now $250,000 later–the amount the city has paid out in salary and benefits without [...]