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Entries Tagged as 'William “Ron” Bailey'

The Chase Is Over For Billy, Former City Police Officer Dies Tragically, Ex-fiancée Fights For Life After Shooting

June 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Former Bridgeport Police Detective Billy Chase, who went where few undercover cops had gone before infiltrating dangerous drug organizations that wreaked havoc on city neighborhoods during a period of historic violent crime from the mid 1980s into the early 1990s died Monday night following a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head Thursday after he shot […]

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Former City Police Officer Billy Chase, Ex-Girlfriend In Critical Condition Following Attempted Murder-Suicide

June 18th, 2016 · 21 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Who knows what’s in the heart and head of someone that makes them snap to attempt the life of another and their own. Billy Chase, a retired Bridgeport police officer whose life I chronicled in the book Chased: Alone, Black, And Undercover, is extraordinarily complex, giving, yet paranoid, in some ways tortured from the professional […]

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Ex Cop Arrested For Manufacturing Racial Hatred, Past President Of Guardians “Offended By Events”

December 2nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: The police news Bill Finch suppressed in his final days as mayor has been released, a retired black police officer has been charged with conspiring to concoct racial hatred in the department in which he claims a black superior Lieutenant Lonnie Blackwell, president of the Guardians minority police organization, put him up to it. Retired […]

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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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Ballot Rigged? Election Splits Local Guardians Organization

December 19th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The Bridgeport Guardians, a 40-year organization fighting for the rights of minority police officers, is in the throes of a testy organizational struggle between current leader Lonnie Blackwell, a lieutenant who commands the Bridgeport Regional Police Academy, and members supporting the election of Milton Johnson as president.

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Bailey Blazed A Law Enforcement Trail In Bridgeport, Announces Retirement From PD

October 7th, 2013 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

William “Ron” Bailey is a Bridgeport Police Department original. Every stereotype you’ve experienced and heard about a cop, throw it out the window. Bailey’s not built that way. Bailey’s an oddity of law enforcement who investigated, infiltrated, grappled (he has the scars to prove it) and was shot at by the baddest of the bad […]

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A Murdered Infant ‘Left As Garbage, Completely Dehumanized,’ A Plea For Justice, Can You Help?

July 12th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement

Connecticut has experienced unimaginable horror against children that will never be forgotten. It’s difficult to think about, whether in mass killings or in isolation, the slaughtering of innocents. Fairfield Lieutenant Mike Gagner and Detective Kerry Dalling spend their days probing, poking, interviewing and analyzing the events from March 14, 1986 to ensure the gruesome discovery […]

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Cop Collision: Battle Over Police Sick And Injury Management, Drug Testing, Lead To Charges And Lawsuit

December 14th, 2012 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Veteran Bridgeport Police Lieutenant William “Ron” Bailey has a reputation for traveling to the beat of a different drum that includes 30 years of investigating, infiltrating and arresting the most dangerous drug dealers in the city. Currently, he’s in charge of sick and injury management that has put him at odds with officers he claims […]

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