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Entries Tagged as 'Billy Chase'

The Chase Is Over For Billy, Former City Police Officer Dies Tragically, Ex-fiancée Fights For Life After Shooting

June 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Former Bridgeport Police Detective Billy Chase, who went where few undercover cops had gone before infiltrating dangerous drug organizations that wreaked havoc on city neighborhoods during a period of historic violent crime from the mid 1980s into the early 1990s died Monday night following a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head Thursday after he shot […]

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Billy Chase, His Life And His Demons

June 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Billy Chase talked often about getting his life back, but he never really knew what that meant.

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Former City Police Officer Billy Chase, Ex-Girlfriend In Critical Condition Following Attempted Murder-Suicide

June 18th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Who knows what’s in the heart and head of someone that makes them snap to attempt the life of another and their own. Billy Chase, a retired Bridgeport police officer whose life I chronicled in the book Chased: Alone, Black, And Undercover, is extraordinarily complex, giving, yet paranoid, in some ways tortured from the professional […]

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UBelong Here, War Stories About The Donald And Linda Blair’s Exorcism

April 4th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events

If you hang around long enough, they ask you to speak to college students at the University of Bridgeport. That’s what I’ll be doing April 5, 11 a.m. in the Discovery Pavilion of the Wahlstrom Library, sharing stories covering 40 years as a journalist and public relations consultant. I’ll reset my brain about Donald Trump, […]

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Bailey Blazed A Law Enforcement Trail In Bridgeport, Announces Retirement From PD

October 7th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

William “Ron” Bailey is a Bridgeport Police Department original. Every stereotype you’ve experienced and heard about a cop, throw it out the window. Bailey’s not built that way. Bailey’s an oddity of law enforcement who investigated, infiltrated, grappled (he has the scars to prove it) and was shot at by the baddest of the bad […]

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A Murdered Infant ‘Left As Garbage, Completely Dehumanized,’ A Plea For Justice, Can You Help?

July 12th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement

Connecticut has experienced unimaginable horror against children that will never be forgotten. It’s difficult to think about, whether in mass killings or in isolation, the slaughtering of innocents. Fairfield Lieutenant Mike Gagner and Detective Kerry Dalling spend their days probing, poking, interviewing and analyzing the events from March 14, 1986 to ensure the gruesome discovery […]

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The Quest For Courage And Control–Billy Chase Shares Views On Video Depicting Cops Kicking Tasered Suspect In Beardsley Park

January 27th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement

Billy Chase was a warrior in his day as a Bridgeport police officer. He went where no black man had gone before–infiltrating a faction of the Gambino Crime Family that profited from the drug trade in the city–working undercover for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. He was the investigator who helped take down […]

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See Us At Mr. Barnum’s House For The Word On Bridgeport

June 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Check out the panel discussion about Bridgeport on Tuesday. From Mr. Barnum: On Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m., The Barnum Museum will present a lively panel discussion featuring three prominent Bridgeport authors and historians: Michael Bielawa, Lennie Grimaldi and Eric Lehman. Each has spent their lifetimes dedicated to researching, writing and speaking about Bridgeport’s […]

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