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09/15/2022

Douglas Robinson Obituary
09/02/2022

Douglas J. Robinson, 60, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at his home with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Doug was born in Stamford on April 19, 1962, son of the late Charles and Dorothy Robinson.

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Stamford Advocate Police News

Stamford man avoids jail time in child sexual abuse images case
12/08/2022

Edward Parr, a Stamford man accused of downloading and sharing pictures of children having sex with adults, won’t serve any time in jail following an agreement with state prosecutors.

Greenwich man unlikely to use insanity defense in fatal Stamford stabbing case, his attorney says
12/08/2022

The attorney for Winston Weathers said he was not planning to pursue an insanity defense based on the findings of a recent psychiatric evaluation.

Former Westport drug abuse counselor sentenced to one year in child sexual abuse image case
12/08/2022

A Westport man and former drug addiction counselor was sentenced to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to downloading child sex abuse images.

Stamford teen, 16, pleads guilty to armed robbery-turned-shooting
12/07/2022

Quian Knapp-Smith, 16, of Stamford, pleaded guilty to charges connected to an armed robbery-turned-shooting in Stamford on Oct. 1, 2021.

Bridgeport man caught with gun, drugs, Stamford police say
12/05/2022

Tyier Simpson, of Bridgeport, was charged with possession of a pistol and of narcotics, among others, according to Stamford police.

Stamford police identify two pedestrians killed while crossing Washington Boulevard
12/04/2022

Stamford police identified the two pedestrians who were killed while crossing Washington Boulevard early Saturday.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stamford man avoids jail time in child sexual abuse images case
12/08/2022

Edward Parr, a Stamford man accused of downloading and sharing pictures of children having sex with adults, won’t serve any time in jail following an agreement with state prosecutors.

Greenwich man unlikely to use insanity defense in fatal Stamford stabbing case, his attorney says
12/08/2022

The attorney for Winston Weathers said he was not planning to pursue an insanity defense based on the findings of a recent psychiatric evaluation.

Former Westport drug abuse counselor sentenced to one year in child sexual abuse image case
12/08/2022

A Westport man and former drug addiction counselor was sentenced to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to downloading child sex abuse images.

Stamford Italian-Americans protest change to school calendar: 'Columbus Day is being canceled.'
12/08/2022

Residents who fought to save the downtown statue of Christopher Columbus are now hoping to save the school holiday in his name.

Stamford teen, 16, pleads guilty to armed robbery-turned-shooting
12/07/2022

Quian Knapp-Smith, 16, of Stamford, pleaded guilty to charges connected to an armed robbery-turned-shooting in Stamford on Oct. 1, 2021.

Why is the UK trade commissioner in Stamford? It's all about putting CT's second largest city on the map.
12/06/2022

The point of the visit from Emma Wade-Smith is to “identify potential areas of business partnership and economic development between the U.K. and Stamford.”

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NYPD union head blasts policies that let NYC murder suspect out on parole
12/08/2022

"Two people are dead and another injured because this violent recidivist was put back on the street," said police union

Video: Ark. trooper crashes into suspect's vehicle following high-speed pursuit
12/08/2022

After the suspect lost control of his vehicle and came to a stop, an officer’s cruiser slammed into the man’s car head-on

'God was with me': Texas deputy shot in face speaks about injuries, mental health response
12/08/2022

The officer, who was shot while responding to a mental health crisis call, wants to expand the county’s mental health training and resources moving foward

Watch: Santa trades in his sleigh for an LAPD chopper
12/08/2022

Video footage shows Santa being dropped off to deliver presents to a children’s hospital

New ALPR system puts dent in Ohio city’s crime
12/08/2022

Bowling Green police find quick success with cameras and software from Rekor

Police reveal identity of Philly's slain 'Boy in the Box'
12/08/2022

The child’s naked, badly bruised body was originally found back in 1957 inside a JCPenney bassinet box in a wooded area

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations
09/01/2020

In late 2012, the City of Portland, Oregon began its budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year anticipating a shortfall. The City asked the Fire Bureau to develop its budget using a modified zero-based budget approach, requesting up to 90 percent of current appropriation levels with prioritized add

Labor Board Refuses To Sever Detectives From Sworn Unit
09/01/2020

On October 4, 2019, the St. Petersburg Police Officers’ Association, Inc. (POA) filed a petition seeking to represent a bargaining unit consisting of police detectives employed by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. The detectives are currently represented by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Associa

Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Opinion On Fire Union Meetings
09/01/2020

Firefighters for the Dracut Fire Department in Massachusetts are represented by IAFF Local 2586. Local 2586 holds meetings on a monthly basis. By necessity, these meetings are scheduled during a shift. Prior to 1986, union meetings were held off-site, at bars or in restaurants.In 1986, the parties a

Court Rejects Lawsuit From Deputy Shot By Reserve
09/01/2020

On April 5, 2016, Casey Huepenbecker and Marcus Newell were receiving firearms training at a range operated by the City of Napoleon, Ohio. During a break, Huepenbecker asked for, and received, permission to clean his weapon. Shortly after cleaning the gun, he set it on a picnic table near where othe

ADA Does Not Require Light Duty For Oft-Injured Officer
09/01/2020

Kristal Scott suffered multiple injuries during the time that she was employed as a Detroit police officer. In 2011, she fell down the stairs while on duty responding to a call. On July 13, 2012, during job-required scooter training, she crashed her scooter into a metal barricade at low speed when a

The ‘Not A Sharp Operator’ Defense
09/01/2020

In May 2012 Valent Maxwell, a police officer for the City of Klawock, Alaska, accepted a law enforcement job in Fairview, Montana. He left some belongings in his city-owned apartment in Klawock, sold some, and moved or shipped the rest to Montana. Shortly after starting the new job, however, he quit