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Entries Tagged as 'Karen Jackson'

Charges Dropped Against Son, Councilwoman Mom Presses Excessive Force Complaint

October 3rd, 2018 · 34 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: City Councilwoman Karen Jackson said authorities have dismissed their case against her 15-year-old son, who was charged June 27 with resisting and interfering with the officers after fleeing from police investigating the theft of a volleyball.

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“Let It Go?” Nope–State Discrimination Agency Did It For Him

August 21st, 2018 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Did he drop the matter? Or was his complaint alleging religious discrimination dropped by a state agency? Yes, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed attorney Russell Liskov’s February complaint against City Council members, a decision that was uncovered by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez following a freedom of information request. “I was asked […]

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Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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City Lawyer To Councilwoman Mom: Shush

July 24th, 2018 · 16 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: As a mother, City Councilwoman Karen Jackson’s instinct when her son was allegedly beaten and shocked with a Taser after fleeing the cops was to defend the 15-year-old. Now Jackson says that City Hall is trying to shut her up.

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Internal Affairs Examining Excessive Force Charges Against Councilwoman’s Son

July 19th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Police Department’s Office of Internal Affairs is investigating whether cops used excessive force, including painful shocks from a Taser, on City Councilwoman Karen Jackson’s son.

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Education Reform Group Hosts Council Members At Forum

June 1st, 2018 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

City Council members Karen Jackson, Kyle Langan and Maria Valle on Thursday participated in a forum hosted by the education reform group FaithActs for Education where they answered questions about the city budget and education funding. Video from event above. News release from organization follows.

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Lopez Files FOI Complaint Against City, Charging Violations At City Council Meeting

May 5th, 2018 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on Friday filed a complaint with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission charging that a meeting on Tuesday by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a quorum of the […]

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Council Members Accused Of Anti-Semitism

February 27th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: The municipal attorney who pursues delinquent sewer-use bills is taking on City Council members over inflammatory comments made about his being Jewish.

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