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Stamford Advocate Police News

Darien police investigate multiple car burglaries, attempted break-ins, theft

Darien police said residents on Fairfield Avenue, Post Road and Holly Lane reported vehicle break-ins, attempts and a theft over a three-day span.

Attorney calls for termination of Stamford cop charged in crash that killed Rev. Tommie Jackson

Attorney Darnel Crosland is calling for the "immediate termination" of Stamford Police Officer Zachary Lockwood for the crash that killed Rev. Tommie Jackson.

Greenwich man accused of manslaughter in fatal overdose case refuses plea deal from state

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for April 18 now that Meshach Kim has rejected the deal.

Stamford PD: Maryland juvenile charged with 'swatting' high school and city home 10 times

Stamford Police said a juvenile from Maryland reported fake bomb threats, shootings and other incidents that weren't happening the high school and a residence.

Family of Rev. Tommie Jackson wants the Stamford officer who killed him charged with manslaughter

The family of the Rev. Tommie Jackson wants the Stamford officer who struck and killed him charged with second-degree manslaughter, according to their attorney.

Driver in Stamford crash arrested on domestic violence charges, police say

Stamford police said the intersection of Stillwater and Fairfield avenues remained closed after a crash Tuesday involving a driver wanted on a warrant.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stamford city reps want to honor a former colleague who died in January but can't agree on how

Several board members have sponsored a resolution to name the legislative chamber at Stamford Government Center after John Zelinsky Jr., who died in January.

Stamford Democratic voters to choose DCC members in 17 district elections. What you should know.

Tuesday’s elections will decide who will hold 34 of the 40 seats within the party organization for the next two years.

Child Guidance Center gets interim clinical director, local ShopRite renovates, other Stamford news

Georgette Harrison has been appointed interim clinical director of the Stamford-based Child Guidance Center of Southern CT.

What's next for Michelle Troconis after being found guilty in Jennifer Dulos case?

After Michelle Troconis was convicted in Jennifer Dulos case, her family is trying to bond her out while her attorney is considering numerous appeals.

Michelle Troconis verdict brings sense of 'justice' to Jennifer Dulos' New Canaan hometown

For a New Canaan community thrust into the spotlight when Jennifer Dulos disappeared in 2019, "justice was served" Friday with Michelle Troconis' conviction.

Despite Michelle Troconis verdict, officials say 'we lost the body' of Jennifer Dulos when Fotis died

Despite the conviction of Michelle Troconis, officials say, "we knew we lost the body" of Jennifer Dulos when her estranged husband died in 2020.

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Video: Man stops, takes picture of NYPD helicopter pursuing him before being arrested

“I mean, if you want to get someone over here, now would be a great time,” a helicopter crew officer told officers on the ground as the suspect stopped in a highway median

BWC: Sexual assault suspect points gun at deputies before fatal OIS

Three Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies fired shots at the suspect as he moved to pull a handgun from his belt

Watch: 2 police horses on the lam cause traffic jam on Ohio interstate

The horses were members of the Cleveland PD mounted division that “inadvertently strayed” during routine care and exercise

Watch: Ohio police use PIT maneuver to stop fleeing suspect

The Feb. 27 pursuit began after a car rammed an unmarked police vehicle during an investigation

Mich. officers take plunge into icy river to honor Atlanta officer who died by suicide

Twelve officers from police departments near where Officer Luca Sizemore grew up leapt into the water right behind Sizemore's father and brother

Embattled N.J. police chief berated cops, was accused of racial profiling, report says

The report details several alleged instances of the chief aggressively confronting officers, including an incident that led to a physical altercation during a DUI traffic stop

Public Safety Labor News

What Is A ‘Constructive Discharge’?

With some regularity, employees who resign later file lawsuits claiming that their working conditions were so oppressive that their resignations should be considered as “constructive discharges” subjecting the employer to potential lability. As demonstrated by a lawsuit filed by Officer Timothy Hoff

‘Marsy’s Law’ Does Not Shield Crime Victims’ Names From Disclosure

In 2018, Florida voters amended the Florida Constitution to include a number of rights for crime victims. The general intent of the amendments, colloquially known as Marsy’s Law, was “to achieve justice, ensure a meaningful role throughout the criminal and juvenile justice systems for crime victims,

Pregnant Trooper Successfully Alleges Discrimination And Hostile Work Environment Claims

Schashuna Whyte was appointed as a New York State Trooper in October 2016. She learned that she was pregnant about one year later but was initially reluctant to notify her command staff due to what she perceived as the “cultural lack of respect shown to female employees.” She revealed her pregnancy

Common Law Marriages And Survivor Benefits

Marta Danylyk and David Hofer began dating in February 2012. At that time, Hofer served as a police officer for the City of New York. Danylyk and Hofer began living together in New York in November 2013. The couple moved to Texas together in January 2014, where Hofer began employment with the Euless

Dismissal Based On Psychological Exam Undermined By Employer’s Coordination With Psychologist

Rhonda Staton was a detective at the Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department in Montana. She alleged that, prior to her dismissal in 2020, she was subjected to years of sex- and disability-based discrimination at work. She claimed that some officers “drew penises on her car, placed tampons in he

Sheriff Unlawfully Meddled In Union Affairs And Retaliated Against Union President

Deputy Sheriff Derrick Kruser began working for the Madison County Deputy Sheriff’s Office in 2017, and immediately joined the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. In 2020, Kruser became the Association president. In April 2020, Kruser requested a meeting with Sheriff Todd Hood to discuss union issues. At