Congratulations to the Waterbury Police, Brass City Local! With a 77% majority vote, Waterbury has become the first "Full Member" of the CACP.
During the upcoming months the CACP will be developing a full web portal that will feature interactive features, feeds, and a host of informational resources. In the mean time, we've compiled a few current police related stories from in an around Waterbury, Bridgeport, and New Haven (below).
Thanks for your patience, check back in a bit.
Police in the News
WATERBURY — Police Chief Vernon Riddick Jr. on Tuesday signed an approval for a gun shop at 546 South Main St. that sparked controversy at city meetings because of its proximity to two schools.
A Bridgeport man, found sleeping in his car that ended up on a Grasmere Avenue snowbank, was charged early Saturday with driving under the influence. When police arrived, the car's engine was running, the headlights were on and the front bumper had fallen off the vehicle.
NAUGATUCK -- The Naugatuck Police Department is warning residents to not leave belongings in plain site in their cars after a rash of car break-ins this past weekend.
WATERBURY -- Police have charged a 17-year-old boy with murdering his mother in her home on Tudor Street on a snowy day in January.
WATERBURY -- Police have identified the woman who they say was injured Monday night when she was struck by a car while crossing Meriden Road.
BRIDGEPORT — State Rep. Charlie Stallworth says Bridgeport is not hiring enough female and minority police and has asked the city to investigate.
MIDDLEBURY -- A 12-year-old boy who ran away from home late Friday after arguing with his parents was found about an hour later after he came out of the woods, police said.
WATERBURY -- A city man was charged with illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs and or alcohol after police said he lost control of a Mercedes and rolled over on Thomaston Avenue early Saturday morning.
Nearly two months after a group of city firefighters asked the federal government to investigate alleged discrimination in the local fire service, a state lawmaker wants the city to review its hiring practices in the Bridgeport Police Department.
Bridgeport Police Department spokesman William Kaempffer said Friday that the department puts a lot of effort into recruiting city residents and people of various ethnic backgrounds to join its ranks.
[...] Stallworth said, he wants an investigation by the city, its Civil Service Commission and community leaders, including local politicians and religious leaders from the Hispanic and African-American communities.
Stallworth, who wants to be part of the process, said including community leaders would bring people who "have no vested interests and no commitments when it comes to returning political favors."
WATERBURY — A decorated city police officer was suspended Thursday without pay after an internal affairs investigation found he kicked a man who was on the ground being restrained by other officers.