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Entries Tagged as 'William “Ron” Bailey'

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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Lieutenant Bailey To Chief: Send Me Back To The Streets

January 23rd, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement

No one’s more in tune with Bridgeport’s streets than William “Ron” Bailey. As violent crime is back in the news (hopefully not for long), the Bridgeport Police lieutenant knows all too well the horrifying violent crime rate from the mid-1980s into the early 1990s: 50, 60, 70 murders a year fueled by a crack epidemic controlled […]

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Thursday Music Series

June 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Finch: Downtown Thursdays Returns with Eclectic Lineup of Local Artists. City’s Downtown After-Work Concert Series Now in its Second Year; WTNH’s Kristen Cusato to Serve as Emcee

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Police Lieutenant Bailey Files Suit Over Union Dues Conflict

June 28th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport Police Lieutenant William “Ron” Bailey, who oversees sick and injury management in the city Police Department, has filed a lawsuit in federal court for what he says is the illegal docking of union dues from his city paycheck. Bailey says he left the union in part because of the treatment he received from union leadership for “trying […]

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