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Stamford Advocate Police News

Michelle Troconis granted public defender, fee waiver in appeal of conviction in Jennifer Dulos case
07/16/2024

Troconis, who has been sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison, will now be represented by a court-appointed public defender.

State offers Stamford man 30-year prison sentence in fatal shooting of his girlfriend in 2022
07/16/2024

State prosecutors offered Anthony Ray 30 years in prison in return for him pleading guilty to fatally shooting his then-girlfriend, Stephanie Guirand, in 2022.

'Deep dive' of Michelle Troconis' finances likely as she seeks public defender for Dulos appeal
07/15/2024

Connecticut agency may conduct a "deep dive" into Michelle Troconis' finances to determine if she is eligible for public defender in Jennifer Dulos case appeal.

Prosecutors appealing judge's decision to vacate a tampering charge in Troconis conviction
07/12/2024

Troconis was sentenced on May 31 to 14½ years in prison.

Police ID missing Stamford man found dead in New Canaan woods
07/11/2024

Santos Eujedo Perez of Stamford had been missing before being found dead in New Canaan woods Tuesday morning, according to police.

Ex-Stamford teacher, Norwalk resident, accused of touching elementary schoolers faces new allegation
07/10/2024

A former Stamford teacher accused of inappropriately touching elementary schoolers was arraigned on new sexual assault charges after another victim came forward.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stop & Shop on Stamford's West Side among those to close in CT: 'ShopRite beat them up'
07/18/2024

Some shoppers had yet to hear the news that the store, which opened in 2006, would be closing in a few months.

Not just Alive at Five: Stamford Downtown to hold free music, dance events this summer at city parks
07/17/2024

The $40-per-ticket, 21-and-older Alive at Five concerts aren't the only music events happening in downtown this summer.

Michelle Troconis granted public defender, fee waiver in appeal of conviction in Jennifer Dulos case
07/16/2024

Troconis, who has been sentenced to 14 ½ years in prison, will now be represented by a court-appointed public defender.

50 Cent to take part in Hey Stamford! After Dark at Mill River Park, weekend after annual food fest
07/16/2024

The musical artist, actor and television producer will take part in the second weekend of the annual Hey Stamford! Food Festival.

State offers Stamford man 30-year prison sentence in fatal shooting of his girlfriend in 2022
07/16/2024

State prosecutors offered Anthony Ray 30 years in prison in return for him pleading guilty to fatally shooting his then-girlfriend, Stephanie Guirand, in 2022.

Stamford student found dead in New Canaan will be buried in his native Guatemala
07/16/2024

Santos Eujedo Perez, the Westhill High School student found dead after first day working at a New Canaan construction site, will be buried in Guatemala.

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BWC: Armed suspect opens fire, striking Tenn. officer before OIS
07/16/2024

Metro Nashville Police Department detectives were working to bring a murder suspect into custody when he shot an officer, leading to an officer-involved shooting

BWC: Man attacks, repeatedly stabs N.Y. officer before fatal OIS
07/16/2024

Suffolk County PD officials stated that the officer’s life was saved by his bullet-resistant vest and training

BWC: Man armed with 2 knives charges at Calif. officers before fatal OIS
07/16/2024

Evidence suggests that the man may have intended to die by suicide-by-cop, according to the Fullerton Police Department

Video: Drug trafficking suspect flees traffic stop, flips truck before arrest
07/15/2024

After the driver’s eventual arrest, Chester County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized 112 grams of fentanyl, or around 56,000 deadly doses, from the vehicle

Fundraiser for former Pa. fire chief killed at Trump rally reaches $1M
07/15/2024

Corey Comperatore, a former Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company chief, used his body as a shield to protect his wife and daughter as bullets rang out, loved ones say

Man killed at Trump rally was former Pa. fire chief who 'died a hero'
07/14/2024

Former Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company chief Corey Comperatore "died a hero" when he "dove on his family to protect them," Gov. Josh Shapiro said

Public Safety Labor News

Not Discrimination When Firefighter Who Exposed Himself Was Not Promoted
07/12/2024

Jeremy Clawson is a black firefighter in the City of Albany, New York. He began his career with the Albany Fire Department (AFD) in 1993, was promoted to lieutenant in 2005, and to captain in 2010. In 2019, Clawson was offered a provisional promotion to battalion chief, the third highest-ranking pos

Transgender CO’s Harassment Sufficient To Establish Hostile Work Environment
07/12/2024

Tyler Copeland is a transgender man who began working for the Georgia De­partment of Corrections around 2014. At the time, he identified as female, which was his assigned gender at birth. A year after beginning his career with the De­partment, Copeland was transferred to Rogers State Prison (RSP), a

$10M Punitive Damage Award Upheld For CO Forced Into Early Retirement
07/12/2024

Shelley Pritchett began her career as a Corrections Officer at the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) in 2006. In June 2011, she broke up a fight between two inmates, resulting in significant injuries to her back, knee, and neck. Pritchett went on Workers’ Compensation leave and began med­ical

Minnesota Statute Requires Employers To Reenroll Disabled Police Officers In Health Plan
07/12/2024

After a career as a deputy sheriff, Charles Aldean worked as a police officer with the City of Woodbury, Minnesota from 2017 until 2020. During his tenure, Aldean enrolled in the City’s health insurance plan with his wife and two children listed as dependents. Aldean experienced health problems at w

No First Amendment Right For Officer To Impersonate U.S. Marshal
07/12/2024

Logan Malik was a police officer in Washingtonville, Ohio who was con­victed of falsely portraying himself as a U.S. Marshal to several members of the public over the course of one evening. First, he told a store employee at a Macy’s jewelry counter in Boardman, Ohio that he was part of a fugitive t

Officer’s Criminal Conviction For Obstructing Investigation Into A Fellow Officer Upheld
07/12/2024

On May 3, 2017, Jesse Smith was driving near a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania school zone, when Robert Kramer, an off-duty police officer, pulled up along­side him. Smith alleges that Kramer aimed a handgun at him, then drove away when Smith demanded that he pull over. Smith reported the incident to 911 a