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Two Charged in Trumbull Gardens Shootings

September 2nd, 2015 · 40 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Police have charged two men, Jamal Hamilton and Kevan Bennett, with the June shootings at Trumbull Gardens that resulted in nine victims–one homicide and eight injured.

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Gun Buyback Offer Yields Returns

August 24th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From public safety spokesman Kevin Coughlin: More than 125 firearms were taken off of the streets yesterday, thanks to Bridgeport’s Gun Buyback program initiated by Mayor Bill Finch and hosted by the Bridgeport Police Department.

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Campaign Gamesmanship–Ganim, Police Union Leader Claim Gaudett Violated Own Orders Against Political Activities, Complaint Filed With State

August 21st, 2015 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Former Mayor Joe Ganim and the head of the Police Union supporting his comeback bid say Police Chief Joe Gaudett violated department policy by attending a “residents dinner” event for Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection at Bridgeport Towers on Shell Street, a major battleground area for votes at the Aquaculture School precinct. Gaudett issued an […]

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Finch Announces Gun Buyback

August 20th, 2015 · 29 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. announced that the state’s largest city will hold a Gun Buyback on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This latest installment of Bridgeport’s Gun Buyback program will take place at the Bridgeport Police Department’s Community […]

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Gaudett Provides Crime Briefing

August 7th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Police Chief Joe Gaudett on Friday hosted his first weekly crime briefing in which he shares updates on crime statistics, trends and police investigations. Crime statistics continue to show a trend of violent crime up this year from last year such as murders and shootings while overall crime is down such as burglary and motor […]

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Gaudett: We’re Not Keeping Info From Public, Takes Hit For Media Communication Lapses

August 4th, 2015 · 30 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a Connecticut Post front-page article Sunday challenging the veracity of information coming out of the Police Department, Mayor Bill Finch’s communications team and Police Chief Joe Gaudett have announced a “three-pronged plan for enhancing media access to information from the Bridgeport Police Department.”

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Coughlin To Handle Public Safety Communications Duties

August 3rd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

With public safety a key city issue in recent weeks from police staffing levels to neighborhood crime, a communications aide in the mayor’s office has been named a temporary, part-time public information officer, according to Communications Director Brett Broesder. Kevin Coughlin replaces Bill Kaempffer who is currently on leave due to a medical issue.

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Ganim Promises To Hire 100 Cops, Finch Campaign: Investments In Public Safety Doubled

July 15th, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As a 31-year-old candidate for mayor in 1991, Joe Ganim pledged to hire 100 police officers in his first term with crime a major issue. Now on the comeback trail at age 55 with crime a central theme of his campaign, he’s promising to do the same, if elected, in a letter to supporter police […]

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