Statement from Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia:
“The impetus behind organizing this event is my goal to strengthen relationships between the community, police and our partners and open dialogue. Also, we would like our community to know what resources are available to them, address concerns and follow up with action plans.”
Talking loud and saying nothing. Please explain to the public why are you the “Acting” Police Chief and why is the past police chief is now in a federal prison serving time and why should a person taking the police exam expect it to be a honest fair exam?
Back in the day when I first came on the council Bridgeport was alive with neighborhood groups. We had the West Side, the West End, and the Stratford. When they had a meeting and especially when we were invited Lisa and I tried to go. And if we both couldn’t one of us would. When they had a neighborhood clean up we would try to go. A neighborhood cookout. Etc., etc., etc.
we would regularly see the police there. Some time Chief Sweeney, most often the captain in charge of the area, sometimes the officers who walked the beat in the area.
And there was always give and take with the police.
Now it’s a zoom meeting or conference. It’s not a neighborhood but a community. It’s not the police addressing their concerns.
Is this progress or is it the easiest way to say they have done something. The checklist mentality. Check. We’re good for another month or two.
You said right Bubba! Meant “you said it right ” bubba.
Bob and Lisa, there’s a TOTAL DISCONNECT with voters and the mayor and the police department especially with their zoom meetings.
This POLITICAL AD, complete with professional logo and neat little list of corporate, service-provider “partners”, isn’t supposed to create a perception of authenticity — per the promotion of a real “community meeting” that could be capable of the elicitation of community-mindedness at the citizen or neighborhood level? Is it? Is this supposed to present the face of real community outreach toward the creation of real Community Policing for Bridgeport/the BPD?!
This is about as feeble an effort at “public outreach” by City Hall as I’ve seen in my lifetime in Bridgeport. It speaks in tones of political death-throes…
When is that state takeover going to happen? Any dates to throw out, Ned?
I hate to continue to remind you Jeff and your ilk, but that’s what you voted for remember?
When exactly are we going back to in person meetings?
If Joe had his say then NEVER!
He can be anywhere, doing anything while the zoom meetings are going on.
Why would he ever give that up.
Good point bob,and not to mention,very few members of the public tune in..Everything a secret in Bpt.
Hey Lennie. Your headline here is a bit misleading. It’s bit a Police Forum headed by Chief Garcia. It’s an information forum highlighting resources available in our community.
It seems to cover a whole plethora of topics none of which includes policing.