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Don’t Text And Drive

April 1st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: The Bridgeport Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY”–an effort to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from the task of driving by using a hand-held mobile […]

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Another Man Shot Dead In North End

March 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: video of Gaudett news briefing. For a second consecutive day, a shooting has claimed a life in the North End. Police say a 30-year-old construction worker on Chopsey Hill Road near Pond Street was shot dead Thursday morning by a man now in custody who apparently had asked about a job. Police have arrested […]

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Cops Approve New Contract As Mayoral Election Gears Up

March 25th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

With a mayoral election on the horizon, the Bridgeport Police union on Wednesday approved a new four-year contract granting firing power and assignment flexibility to Police Chief Joe Gaudett, 2.5 percent pay increases each year for officers and some concessions in a 260-79 vote by membership. The union had rejected a contract proposal last year. […]

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NAACP Chief: Cop Recruitment Disappoints Reflection Of Community, Finch: City More Diverse Than Other CT Cities

March 23rd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a government recruitment drive to hire police officers who reflect the makeup of the city, the new head of the local NAACP George Mintz expressed disappointment in the numbers. As of Tuesday, 1,013 candidates had met the testing qualifications, according to a story by CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart. Of those, 139, or 14 […]

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Neighbors Rally To Rebuild Community Farm

March 19th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Mayor Bill Finch, community leaders, neighbors, local contractors and businesses rallied  to help the Reservoir Community Farm to rebuild after a fire destroyed a community building in the North End.

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Pastors: Address Larger Racial Issues In Police Department And Community

March 18th, 2015 · 18 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

In response to a story about Mayor Bill Finch’s police recruitment efforts, OIB was contacted by Rev. Anthony Bennett, pastor of Mount Aery Baptist Church, who shared that his full remarks–edited for a news release video issued by the mayor’s office–were not focused on recruitment but rather on the city’s response to the “white power […]

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City Salutes Police Officers

February 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Police Officers received some of the department’s highest honors at the department’s award ceremony this evening.

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Finch Declares Snow Emergency

February 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has declared a Snow Emergency, starting at 6:00PM tonight (Saturday), in the state’s largest city.

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