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Top Cops Open Dialogue With Critics

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 25, 2017 12:54 pm | Comments (8)

Markeshia Ricks Photo The New Haven Police Department is closer to being at full staff than it has been in years and gets national recognition for its efforts at community policing.

But it also does not perform regular mental health evaluations after an officer gets on the job, doesn’t use performance evaluations in its decision-making for promotions, and doesn’t really know if its implicit bias training has any impact.

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Candidates Clash On Housing, Immigration

by Paul Bass | Aug 21, 2017 2:36 pm | Comments (51)

Paul Bass photos Marcus Paca promised that if he becomes mayor, he will fight gentrification, while Mayor Toni Harp argued that the burst of market-rate housing in town doesn’t constitute gentrification.

Harp promised to continue New Haven’s “sanctuary city” policies even if President Trump withholds federal grants, while Paca promised to take a closer look at the issue first to avoid losing needed dollars.

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