While two police officers entered misdemeanor guilty pleas in the Beardsley Park stomping of a suspect, the third officer charged, Clive Higgins, went to trial. Wednesday afternoon he was cleared by a federal jury, showing once again the reluctance to convict cops. The city paid the suspect $200,000 to settle a civil legal claim in […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mike Mayko'
January 14th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
November 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · News and Events
Turkeys rarely die of natural causes and in this Thanksgiving week we mourn the death of the legendary Downtown gobbler. From Mike Mayko, CT Post: She often liked to wander down to McLevy Green and the City Hall annex where the mayor and city attorneys work, striding along on her skinny legs, her head bobbing, […]
June 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From Mike Mayko, CT Post: The Barnum Festival began with a blast of fireworks Friday night and ended Sunday afternoon with a boom–actually hundreds of booms, coming from all kinds of drums as the Great Street Parade marched along Park Avenue.
June 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
The beating of a tasered man in Beardsley Park three years ago has cost taxpayers $200,000 to settle a civil suit and so far has cost two police officers their careers, including one who had several similar complaints leveled against him. CT Post scribes Mike Mayko and Dan Tepfer provide this report on community reaction. […]
January 10th, 2014 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
A state judge is expected to decide in late March whether to dismiss charges of campaign finance fraud against former State Senator Ernie Newton or schedule a trial date in defense of accusations he falsified $500 in contributions to trigger an $80,000 grant from the Citizens Election Program of publicly financed campaigns for his State Senate […]
December 22nd, 2013 · 15 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Community activists have planned a rally for Monday at 5:30 p.m. in front of police headquarters to protest a police officer who fired a gun in a crowded city eatery. Some community voices claim there’s a double standard: a civilian in the same situation would have been pinched. More from Mike Mayko, CT Post: The […]
December 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
If a civilian had accidentally fired a gun in a crowded eatery instead of Police Officer Juan Santiago who suffered a bullet wound to the leg, would the situation be treated differently? Is this incident much ado about nothing or should action be taken? Frank Juliano and Mike Mayko from the CT Post examine. The veteran […]
September 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments · News and Events
From Mike Mayko, CT Post: For nearly a decade, The Community’s Bank sat at 2574 East Main St., the only minority-owned bank in Connecticut. On Friday, it became the first community bank in the state in almost a decade to fail. Read full story here.