by Christopher Peak | Aug 21, 2017 3:06 pm
Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez, the undocumented Ecuadorian immigrant who has found sanctuary from deportation in a church downtown, might face a prolonged stay at First & Summerfield due to a new directive that limits the ability of members of Congress to halt removal orders.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 20, 2017 2:05 pm | Comments (6)
As the the nation’s attention was riveted to the fallout of a fatal confrontation between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, two anti-racist counterdemonstrators accepted a plea deal for their roles in an earlier confrontation that went awry in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘“Proud Boys” Protesters Take Plea Deal’
by Staff | Aug 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Former New Haven Chief of Police Edward Morrone died Friday. He was 83 years old.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 11, 2017 1:07 pm | Comments (55)
He destroyed evidence on one bogus stop. He harassed and arrested a man outside his home on trumped-up charges on another. He shoved and threatened to tow the “fucking car” of a “motherfucker” fisherman who’d parked on a bridge.
Daniel Conklin served a total of one day of suspension for those misdeeds. Then the police promoted him to detective.
Will his future actions spark the next police misconduct case to cost New Haven taxpayers millions of dollars?
Continue reading ‘$9.5M Challenge: How To Spot Rogue Cops’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 11, 2017 1:05 pm | Comments (2)
Each night, reclining on her living room couch, Demethra Telford summons the courage to climb upstairs, knock on the door of an empty bedroom and talk to her 14-year-old son’s ashes.
Continue reading ‘With Killer On Loose, Tyrick’s Mom Seeks Answers’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 11, 2017 7:25 am | Comments (3)
The sometimes tedious work of logging shell casings — and a new law-enforcement pact with gang-bangers — helped New Haven detectives put six alleged gang members they believe responsible for unsolved shootings behind bars.
Continue reading ‘How The Goodrich Street Boys Ended Up Behind Bars’
by Christopher Peak | Aug 10, 2017 7:51 am | Comments (19)
After thwarting other developers’ plans for years with ultimately unsuccessful lawsuits, a Philadelphia-based landlord criticized for not maintaining a Wooster Square apartment complex has gone to court yet again to try to stop a competitor from building on vacant property across Chapel Street.
Continue reading ‘New Lawsuit Ties Up Building Plans, Again’
by Allan Appel | Aug 9, 2017 2:42 pm | Comments (6)
The police department’s number one priority—reducing gun violence—is being achieved and the crime stats prove it: Five homicides compared to seven last year, and a shining achievement compared to the state’s comparable big cities, where to date Hartford has 19 homicides and Bridgeport 18.
But would a diminishing of resources due to the ongoing state budget crisis put the brakes on that positive momentum?
No, and, yes. Possibly.
Continue reading ‘State Budget Woes Threaten Project Longevity’
by Paul Bass | Aug 8, 2017 3:41 pm | Comments (15)
It could have been worse — an $18 million bill rather than a $9.5 million bill to compensate a man for the 18 years he spent locked up on charges fabricated by a crooked New Haven police detective.
Continue reading ‘Harp: Fighting Wrongful Imprisonment Suit Could Have Cost $18M’
by Paul Bass | Aug 8, 2017 1:40 pm | Comments (19)
In the second such drama in eight months on the third floor of 1 Union Ave., Police Chief Anthony Campbell has requested an internal affairs investigation of Assistant Chief Luiz Casanova and temporarily removed him from his responsibilities overseeing the training academy.
Continue reading ‘Chief Orders New IA Probe Of Casanova’