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Entries Tagged as 'Bryan Norwood'

The Blizzard, Top Stories February 2013

December 26th, 2013 · No Comments · City Council, News and Events

Punxsutawney Phil calls for early spring. Winter Storm Nemo doesn’t oblige. The menacing Blizzard of 2013 left devastation throughout the city, overwhelmed Public Works crews, imprisoned residents in their own homes with drifts of snow four and five feet and higher. Mayor Bill Finch called in the National Guard for help, hired private contractors from […]

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Norwood, Former Bridgeport Top Cop, Resigns Richmond Job Over Chris Brown Probation Flap

February 13th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events

Bryan Norwood’s time as police chief in Richmond, Virgina wasn’t exactly a bonanza. He was run out of town, according to news accounts, after reports surfaced about the manipulation of singer Chris Brown’s community service hours after he pleaded guilty to assaulting the songstress Rihanna. Norwood served as Bridgeport police chief prior to Joe Gaudett. […]

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What’s Gaudett’s Future?

December 13th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Cops

Mayor Bill Finch says he’ll have a decision soon about appointing a permanent police chief. Joe Gaudett has served in the acting role for about two years following Bryan Norwood’s abrupt departure for the top cop spot in Richmond Virginia. The mayor has taken his time appointing a permanent chief in a city that has […]

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Will The Mayor Choose Gaudett?

October 23rd, 2010 · 33 Comments · Civil Service, Cops

When it comes to choosing a police chief Bridgeport has a rule of three. Mayor Bill Finch will appoint a chief to a five-year term from the three remaining applicants narrowed through the Civil Service testing and interview process. After five years the city’s mayor has the option to appoint the chief for one more five-year […]

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Are You Feeling Lucky? Plus: Court Ruling Re Special Master

March 13th, 2009 · 19 Comments · Cops, Media, News and Events, State Politics

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: Friday the 13th, lucky day for me. How about you? Chris Dodd must feel like his mouth has been glued to a diesel exhaust with the motor running. The revved up media fumes just keep on coming. The latest, first reported by Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie and fanned by the Wall […]

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Hail To The Chief, Plus: Rell Stumps For Russo

October 23rd, 2008 · 27 Comments · Cops, Media

Well, that was a fine farewell for former Police Chief Bryan Norwood who resigned to take the top job in Richmond, Virginia. Saying sayonara to friends at Miss Thelma’s on Fairfield Avenue the other night, Norwood had apparently parked his car in a reserved lot. After the event he discovered it missing. Gives new meaning […]

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My Middle Name Is Joe, Plus: New Shays-Himes Poll And Millions Of Voters

October 16th, 2008 · 29 Comments · Civil Service, Cops, National Politics

We have Joe The Bartender, Joe The Barber, Joe Six Pack and now Joe The Plumber. Hey, my middle name is Joe, were they talking about me? Any way you slice up the Joes, it was another good night for Barack. John McCain tried left hooks, right hooks, uppercuts and body shots. In each case […]

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