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Stamford Advocate Police News

Stamford had six homicides in 2021. Remembering those who were killed.

There were six people killed in homicides in Stamford in 2021, which tied a 10-year high set the year before.

New Canaan man to claim insanity in fatal shooting of his wife

Albert Kokoth, a 77-year-old New Canaan man accused of fatally shooting his wife in 2021, is expected to plead not guilty by way of insanity, according to his attorney.

Stamford teen accused of murder in death of high school football captain opts for jury trial

The 18-year-old city teen charged in the fatal shooting of Antonio Robinson rejected a chance to have his case heard by three judges.

Homeless man charged with assault in Dec. 1 Stamford stabbing

A 40-year-old man was charged with first-degree assault in connection to a December stabbing that left another man with serious injuries.

Police: People’s Bank in Darien robbed of over $6K on Christmas Eve

The People’s Bank on Old Kings Highway North in Darien was robbed on Friday by an individual who jumped over the counter, police said.

Arrest affidavit: Stamford man fatally stabbed after barroom confrontation; murder suspect arraigned

The incident began when one man bumped another inside a Stamford bar, then continued outside where the victim was stabbed 14 times, police said.

Stamford Advocate Local News

New contract pays $400,000+ in salary, perks for Stamford Schools Superintendent Tamu Lucero

The recently approved contract would ensure Tamu Lucero remains one of the top paid school district chiefs in the state.

Kent Mawhinney, charged in Jennifer Dulos disappearance, has case put on trial list

One of the two remaining defendants charged in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos has had all future court dates put off indefinitely as he awaits a trial by jury.

Stamford honors Martin Luther King Jr.

In years past, the Stamford MLK Committee organized a rally and march through the city for MLK Day, but that march was replaced by a motorcade Monday morning due to health concerns related to COVID-19.

Storm brings downed trees and flooding to Stamford and Greenwich

Less than one percent of Eversource customers in Greenwich and Stamford reported power outages due to the storm.

Masks handed out in Stamford on Sunday

Masks were distributed at AITE High School in Stamford on Sunday. The 2,500 five-packs of N95 masks and 2,500 five-packs of surgical masks were distributed to Stamford residents in a drive-thru and walk-up fashion.

Stamford educator to lead Cradle to Career and help ‘all youth succeed in education, career and life’

Edith Presley, who has previously been principal at two elementary schools in Stamford, will take over the leadership role on Jan. 18.

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3 officers charged in shooting death of 8-year-old girl

The officers were returning gunfire toward a car from which they believed shots had been fired from in their direction

White House: Texas synagogue hostage-taker not in U.S. terror database

The man was investigated by British authorities as a possible "terrorist threat" but the investigation was later closed

Axon’s new consumer TASER device alerts dispatch when deployed

The TASER Bolt 2 is the latest product in Axon’s TASER Self-Defense division

N.Y. police officer falls 10 feet, breaks 4 vertebrae during a call

Police said it wasn’t immediately clear why the officer jumped over a landing

Watch: Colo. deputies evacuate people, pets amid massive wildfire

Bodycam video shows deputies helping neighbors and Costco shoppers, as well as dogs and horses, escape the blaze

Philly’s vaccine mandate for city employees delayed 10 days

A city police union is still in arbitration, which could push the deadline back even further for officers

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations

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

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

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

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

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

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