From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: The Bridgeport Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists […]
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September 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Cops, News and Events
August 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
Story by Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Jennifer Ramos and her son Michael heard the sirens blaring as the fire truck pulled up in front of her house on Anson Street. Then the firefighters arrived at her door. And the fire chief. And the mayor. “All I could think was, ‘What the heck?’” Then came […]
August 27th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch and the city Fire Department again are partnering with Domino’s Pizza in an effort to save lives through the city’s free smoke alarm program. On Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, city firefighters will be delivering pizzas ordered from the Main Street restaurant. If the customer can show […]
August 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, police spokesman: A shoeless teen faces robbery and weapons charges after police interrupted an attempted armed robbery on Fairfield Avenue.
August 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, 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 […]
July 25th, 2014 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events
The Police Department has lost 30 sworn officers so far this year to retirement and better paying job opportunities in Connecticut communities, dwindling law enforcement strength to under 400 for the first time in two decades with the specter of losing dozens more to retirement come January 2015.
July 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night in the city’s East End. Police were dispatched to Jefferson Street between Newfield and Seaview avenues on a report of gunfire and a possible shooting victim.
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