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Entries Tagged as 'James Nardozzi'

Ex Assistant Chief Nardozzi Sues City For Illegal Termination, Claims Deal Between Union And Mayor

August 4th, 2017 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

James Nardozzi was hired as assistant chief under Mayor Bill Finch to reel in overtime and then was booted by Mayor Joe Ganim because Nardozzi hit the pocketbook of cops who supported Ganim’s comeback campaign by millions of dollars. That charge, among others, is part of a state lawsuit that Nardozzi has brought against the […]

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City Police Officers Demoted In Racial Letter Case Oppose Discipline

November 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Lieutenant Lonnie Blackwell and Captain Robert Sapiro will be demoted one rank in connection with the fabrication of a racially charged letter that has generated unrest in the Police Department dating back to the mayoral administration of Bill Finch. Blackwell is president of the Bridgeport Guardians minority police organization. His lawyer, former Mayor Tom Bucci who specializes […]

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Disciplinary Action To Be Announced In Racist Letter Case

November 8th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The issue has been in the news for more than a year and has certainly frustrated a number of city police officers, but this week the city is expected to announce disciplinary action against Lieutenant Lonnie Blackwell and another officer involving the fabrication of a racially charged letter that has generated unrest in the Police […]

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Chief Perez Honored At Cuban Club, What’s Chapman’s Future?

May 2nd, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Friends, family, police officers and city officials Saturday night honored Police Chief Armando J. Perez at The Cuban Lyceum as the city’s first Cuban-American police head. On March 1, Perez was appointed acting chief by Mayor Joe Ganim shortly after the resignation of Joe Gaudett who negotiated a new consulting contract to oversee the emergency […]

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Nardozzi: Pay Me Or I’ll Sue

April 18th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

James Nardozzi was brought in as assistant chief to reel in police overtime under Mayor Bill Finch. He appeared to do that for a while, did not endear himself to some police officers who supported Joe Ganim for mayor and then found himself out of a job during a reorganization of the department. He wants […]

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Personnel Changes Abound, Iris Molina Issued Pink Slip

January 9th, 2016 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Several government administrative changes took place Friday, some financial, some political, some a restructuring. Assistant Chief James Nardozzi received his walking papers, four deputy chiefs will have new schedules, City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, was seen cleaning out his office, but has his exit negotiation been completed? When asked, he […]

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Nardozzi Out As Assistant Chief

January 8th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Assistant Chief James Nardozzi’s position has been eliminated as part of a Police Department reorganization to save money, according to a memorandum from Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes to Police Chief Joe Gaudett. Nardozzi was appointed the number-two top cop in November 2012. He was originally brought in to scale back police overtime, which has […]

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Have Cops Soured On The Ganim Land Of Milk And Honey? Police Brass Ordered To Turn In Take-Home Cars

January 4th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Law Enforcement

As some police officers have described it, supporting Joe Ganim for mayor after souring on Bill Finch was a pasture to “milk and honey.” Overwhelmingly endorsing Ganim’s candidacy, many police officers donated personally to Ganim’s campaign, they prevailed upon family and friends to do the same. They threw on walking shoes, knocked on doors, banged […]

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