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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Gaudett'

Video Sleuth Pereira Captures School Resource Officers Manning Charter School, Claims It’s Against Policy

September 17th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Cops, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: Amanda Pinto, spokesperson for Achievement First, issued this email statement to OIB.  “The officers were not called to the school by a member of the AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary staff. They were there to assist with an issue unrelated to school. They were not SROs.” In her latest cinéma vérité that includes her voice-over, […]

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Massive Fire Forces Evacuation Of 400, Shoreline Fishing In City Banned

September 12th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer, Friday afternoon update: After a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flyover, the state scaled back fishing restrictions after water runoff from a massive fire Thursday left a reddish purple film in the water. Fishing along the Bridgeport shoreline from the Fairfield border to Pleasure Beach remains banned. Recreational and commercial […]

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Did The Chief Run A Red Light? Or Is The Plaintiff Making Up Stories For A Payday?

September 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, News and Events

Update, includes police report information: Car accidents happen, but when you’re the chief of police accused of running a red light that caused a city-issued vehicle to hit another motor vehicle leading to injuries, it generally will cost taxpayers money. Except Police Chief Joe Gaudett and a city staff lawyer assert the chief did not […]

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‘U Drive. U Text. U Pay.’

September 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Cops, News and Events

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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Finch, Gaudett Voice Safety Tips For Students

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joe Gaudett handle the voiceover work for a back-to-school radio campaign, according to a news release from the mayor’s Communications Director Brett Broesder. The radio campaign is airing on WICC and WEBE 108. As many kids head back to school this week, the City of Bridgeport is launching a […]

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Ruff Day For Robber, Balu Tracks Shoeless Suspect

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.

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City Cop Charged With Excessive Force For Beardsley Park Stomping, Suspended Without Pay

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 […]

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