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Entries Tagged as 'Doing It Local'

Teen Dead, Officers Injured In Shooting, Community Sorrow

May 10th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update here. A teen is dead, another male wounded and three officers suffered injuries following a police-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. State law enforcement, as is protocol, has taken over the investigation. “Relatives have identified the dead teen as 16-year-old Jayson Negron, of Bridgeport. His passenger, 21-year-old Julian Fyffe, the grandson of a decorated city police officer, […]

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Man Shot Dead Downtown

April 20th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Cedar Atanasio, CT Post: A Stamford man in his 20s was shot dead across from McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport early Thursday morning.

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City Welcomes 26 Police Recruits

April 11th, 2017 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

On the 2015 campaign trail, Joe Ganim promised to hire 100 new police officers for a department thinned out by retirements and departures to other communities. On Monday Ganim welcomed 26 new police recruits bringing him closer to his goal when they hit the streets following nine months of combined training between the police academy […]

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Regional Approach To Motor Vehicle Enforcement, ‘Boundaries Just Lines On A Map’

April 1st, 2017 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

You want regionalism? When it comes to traffic enforcement, so do police chiefs from six area departments: Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton. See video above courtesy of Doing It Local.

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Suspect Armed With Fake Gun In Police-involved Shooting In North End

March 30th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Update on this story here regarding fake weapon. Original story: A police investigation into street robberies in the North End Wednesday night led to a police-involved shooting on Woodmont Avenue in which an 18-year-old armed man was shot in the face, according to police. State police are investigating the incident.

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Man Dies From Gunshot To Head In North End

March 19th, 2017 · No Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Days from his 19th birthday, Gregory Francilme died Saturday night after he was shot in the head outside an apartment complex on Bretton Street in the North End. Police have a suspect in custody. The victim’s birthday is Monday. Another male was also shot. He underwent surgery in St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Police say he is […]

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Himes Addresses Victims Of Trump’s Stockholm Syndrome Presidency

February 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Is the bar so low for Donald Trump’s presidency that it’s caused a perverted form of Stockholm Syndrome for a majority of Americans? Will just a mundane act be perceived as an astonishing accomplishment? Wednesday night Congressman Jim Himes greeted a passionately friendly crowd in a packed City Council Chambers to address their fears about […]

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Who Are Watchdogs On City Council?

February 23rd, 2017 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City fiscal examiner John Marshall Lee Tuesday night encouraged City Council members to step up their watchdog roles in the city budget process. From Lee: Three weeks ago Kenneth Flatto, City Finance Director, sent out the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for FY 2016 as required along with his letter to us all before the […]

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