SPA News

Public Safety Committee Hearing on Police Recruitment and Retention
03/09/2024

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024

Judiciary Committee Bills
03/06/2024

Judiciary Committee to meet to discuss bills regarding law enforcement. Two important bills regarding policing (HB 5055) and (HB 5324).

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Stamford Advocate Police News

Trumbull man sentenced 8 years for ramming Stamford police cruisers, possessing stolen gun and drugs
04/15/2024

A Trumbull man was sentenced to eight years in connection with a 2023 incident where he smashed into two Stamford police cruisers then fled the scene.

Stamford teacher groped 12 elementary students after offering them candy for hugs, warrant shows
04/08/2024

Andrew Park, a Norwalk resident and teacher at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Stamford, is accused of sexually assaulting 12 students, police said.

Stamford elementary school teacher charged with sexually assaulting 12 students
04/06/2024

A teacher at Strawberry Hill Elementary School, Andrew Park, of Norwalk, has been charged with 12 counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, police said.

Stamford residents escape injury after gunshot fired into two apartments, police say
04/04/2024

Police say no one was injured in a shooting that sent at least one bullet flying into two separate apartments on Tresser Boulevard in Stamford.

Bridgeport man opts for trial over court offer in Stamford shooting that injured 72-year-old
04/04/2024

Tyrik McRae will head to trial after he again rejected an offer to plead guilty in a shooting that left a 72-year-old man wounded.

Stamford man charged with stalking family of Greenwich man who struck, killed 2 restaurant workers
04/02/2024

David Villeda described himself as the best friend of Giovani Vega Benis, killed by Michael Talbot in a hit-and-run collision in 2022.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Stamford man charged with negligent homicide in fatal pedestrian crash
04/17/2024

Police said 79-year-old Mary Botan was struck as she was walking in the crosswalk at the intersections of Prospect and Forest streets March 4.

In Photos: Stamford's cherry blossoms have bloomed in Mill River Park
04/17/2024

For more than 60 years, cherry blossoms have signaled spring for Stamford and soft pink blooms abound in Mill River Park to the delight of city residents.

Stamford has 58 parks but 1 park police officer. Here's how much it would cost taxpayers to fix.
04/16/2024

Officials pitched a plan to add a park police officer position and set aside money to hire park rangers to help oversee Stamford's 58 parks.

Check out Stamford court’s new Abilis Courthouse Cafe, offering jobs for people with disabilities
04/16/2024

Stamford Superior Court's new Abilis Courthouse Café provides people with developmental disabilities with public-facing jobs in the food service industry.

Trumbull man sentenced 8 years for ramming Stamford police cruisers, possessing stolen gun and drugs
04/15/2024

A Trumbull man was sentenced to eight years in connection with a 2023 incident where he smashed into two Stamford police cruisers then fled the scene.

Michelle Troconis’ family insists on her innocence in Jennifer Dulos case, claims Fotis ‘fooled us’
04/15/2024

Michelle Troconis' family discusses the five years leading to her conviction in the Jennifer Dulos case and the moment she realized "Fotis may have done this."

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CHP 'disentanglement team' removes protesters blocking Bay Area freeways
04/17/2024

"Those involved utilized chains, barrels and pipes to chain themselves together and block the roadway."

Ind. deputy dies after coming into contact with power lines while responding to crash
04/16/2024

A passing driver noticed Deputy Fred Fislar was down and used his radio to notify dispatchers

BWC video: Suspect brandishes gun, chases Mich. officers before fatal OIS
04/16/2024

The 18-year-old's brother called 911 and stated his brother was "going crazy" and that he hadn't slept for four days; when officers arrived, the armed suspect began running after them

Father of slain N.Y. officer had one request for chaplain in ER: To pray for safety
04/16/2024

Fallen Officer Michael Jensen’s father asked that the chaplain pray for his son’s colleagues who came to his aid and who will have to go out and do their job despite their grief

Judge awards $23.5M to undercover St. Louis officer beaten by colleagues during protest
04/16/2024

Luther Hall was walking back toward police headquarters following a protest in 2017 when his uniformed colleagues ordered him to put up his hands and get on the ground

Interactive experience exposes dangers of financial sextortion of children
04/18/2024

Based on dozens of real-life CyberTipline reports, an interactive film follows the story of a 15-year-old boy's exploitation online

Public Safety Labor News

Court Upholds Award Of Retroactive Sick Leave Benefits For COs
04/12/2024

Berks County in Pennsylvania and Teamsters Local 429 were parties to a collective bargaining agreement, which covers Berks County Jail correctional officers and maintenance employees and expired on December 31, 2019. When negotiations over a successor agreement failed, the parties proceeded to bindi

City Not Liable To Victims Of Retired Police K-9 Attack
04/12/2024

Alex Geiger began working as a police officer in Exeter, California in 2014. In 2015, he began working as a canine handler under the supervision of Sergeant Brett Inglehart. The City purchased a Belgian Malinois named Neo, and provided Geiger with a kennel, a food dish, a special patrol car, and oth

Female Firefighter Applicant Unsuccessfully Challenges Physical Test As Discriminatory
04/12/2024

Catherine Erdman worked as a firefighter in Janesville, Wisconsin since 2007. She applied for openings with the Madison Fire Department each year since 2006. Applicants were required to first pass a written test, which would qualify them for a physical test. Erdman failed the written test in 2006, 2

Officer Working Private Traffic Control Detail Jointly Employed For Purposes Of Workers’ Compensation
04/12/2024

In 2017, Truesdell Corporation won a bid to perform bridge maintenance along I-95 in North Carolina. The contract between Truesdell and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) required Truesdell to have law enforcement officers direct traffic at the construction sites. Truesdell cont

Employer Discriminatorily Terminated Former Union President
04/12/2024

Scott Kennedy was a correctional officer (CO) in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He also served in various positions in his union and was president from 2019 to 2023. Kennedy had an aggressive style as president and did not get along with Warden Kline or Director of Human Resources Alexis Bevan.

Deputy’s Retaliation Claim To Proceed After Involvement In Elected Official’s Custody Dispute
04/12/2024

Victoria Perkins is a deputy sheriff in Panola County, Mississippi. In 2021 or 2022, Perkins was dispatched to a distress call from a citizen of the County who stated that her minor child was with an adult male and that he refused to return the child to her. Perkins arrived on the scene and instruct