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Who Broke Church Street South?

by Markeshia Ricks | May 17, 2018 4:30 pm | Comments (17)

Paul Bass PhotoA Superior Court judge Thursday began to peel the onion of who owns the Church Street South apartment complex and ultimately who will be held responsible for the dilapidation that drove out its tenants and allegedly caused them severe health problems.

She ended up assigning both sides a lot of homework — because getting to the bottom in court of New Haven’s biggest housing/health crisis of the decade will apparently take a while.

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Cops Looks For Help In Processing Body Cam Videos

by Allan Appel | May 16, 2018 4:33 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoIt may take up to several hours for one police staffer to process a half-hour long body cam video in order to provide a copy to the public, to the press, to attorneys, or in response to Freedom of Information requests

If there are three or four officers involved in the same incident, each with their own half-hour video of the same action, that could add up to a day and a half or two days’ work.

And there are on average 12 requests coming in per week.

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Crowd Control, Active Shooter Rules OK’d

by Thomas Breen | May 11, 2018 1:27 pm | Comments (10)

Eino Sierpe photoPolice commissioners voted to adopt two new rules about how officers should respond during active shooter situations and during large public protests.

They also voted to withhold those two new rules from public view and consideration, leaving at least one local activist wary of what to expect from the police during the next peaceful demonstration downtown.

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