Illegally Secret Cop Drug Policy Released

by Christopher Peak | Feb 8, 2019 4:35 pm | Comments (23)

Christopher Peak PhotoFormer pot smokers, ravers and drunk drivers are all welcome to join New Haven’s police force.

Former steroid-taking bodybuilders, acid trippers, cocaine sniffers, and recovering opioid users need not apply.

Those categories of disqualifying drug use are set out in a policy that the police department illegally discussed behind closed doors and then illegally withheld from the public for more than a year.

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City, Legal Aid Clash On Lead Paint

by Thomas Breen | Feb 8, 2019 1:04 am | Comments (17)

Thomas Breen photosPaul Bass photoThe city spent $32,000 on the court-ordered, emergency lead abatement of a single Elm Street apartment.

According to the health department, the abatement went off without a hitch, and lawmakers should rest easy now that the landlord has fully reimbursed the city.

According to a legal aid attorney and lead poisoning watchdog, the abatement was too costly, too slow — and indicative of city government’s wholly inadequate and dishonest response to New Haven’s child lead poisoning crisis.

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