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Stamford Advocate Police News

How two Stamford police officers made a heroic rescue of man from ninth floor ledge at Stamford mall
06/15/2024

Two Stamford police officers rescued a distressed man who "appeared ready to jump" from a ninth-floor ledge at the Stamford Town Center late last month.

Man wanted on child sex assault charges in Jamaica apprehended in Stamford, officials say
06/14/2024

A 59-year-old man was apprehended in Stamford after officials said he was wanted in Jamaica on charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

Stamford explosion caused by breached underground electrical line, fire official says
06/14/2024

One person was sent for evaluation Thursday after an explosion in the area of Main Street and Washington Boulevard, a fire official said.

Stamford police warn of vehicle fraud, swapping vehicle identification numbers
06/14/2024

Police in Stamford are warning residents of an increase in vehicle fraud, specifically swapping vehicle identification numbers on stolen vehicles.

Blast injures Eversource worker in Stamford, traffic diverted, OSHA called to scene, official says
06/13/2024

Stamford police said one person was injured after a flash akin to an explosion occurred while workers were drilling at Main Street and Washington Boulevard Thursday.

NY man awaiting sentence in Stamford fatal overdose case has charges dropped after his own death
06/12/2024

Daniel McDonald was facing between four to six years in prison and five years of probation under a plea agreement.

Stamford Advocate Local News

Why Stamford's Mill River Park's playground will be closed for a year
06/17/2024

Until it opens in spring 2025, the playground area will be closed for construction.

Stamford extends rules against drinking beer on sidewalks
06/16/2024

The ordinance, approved by the board in May 2023, gave police the ability to issue $100 fines.

How two Stamford police officers made a heroic rescue of man from ninth floor ledge at Stamford mall
06/15/2024

Two Stamford police officers rescued a distressed man who "appeared ready to jump" from a ninth-floor ledge at the Stamford Town Center late last month.

In Photos: Stamford's AITE hands out 160 diplomas during graduation ceremony
06/15/2024

AITE is the district's smallest high school and the only one that serves as a magnet, accepting students from across the city and surrounding districts through a lottery.

In Photos: Stamford High School celebrates Class of 2024 graduation
06/15/2024

Roughly 500 students received their high school diplomas during the ceremonies.

In Photos: 'Anything but ordinary' Westhill class of 2024 celebrates graduation
06/14/2024

Their freshman year began the same year as the COVID-19 outbreak that led to a worldwide pandemic.

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Ariz. officer dies from injuries following on-duty incident
06/14/2024

Detective Ryan So served with Scottsdale PD for 9 years and ended his watch as a member of the Special Assignments Unit

BWC video shows intense shootout between Ore. police, ex-cop murder suspect
06/14/2024

The suspect, a former Yakima police officer and SRO, was wanted in the killing of two women and the kidnapping of his 1-year-old son

How Fla. cops hope a deck of cards will bring murderers to justice
06/16/2024

The cards, which will be given to inmates statewide, will feature the faces of crime victims and information on how to report anonymous tips to Florida Crime Stoppers

9 injured, including 2 children, in shooting at Mich. splash pad
06/16/2024

The Oakland County sheriff said deputies tracked down the suspect to a home where they tried to make contact; a drone was sent inside and found the suspect dead

U.K. officer makes it his quest to raise money for retired K-9s
06/16/2024

A South Wales Police officer is participating in endurance challenges to raise money for the Thin Blue Paw Foundation, a charity dedicated to supporting retired K-9s

Calif. legislators to fast-track retail theft crackdown bills as tradeoff for tough-on-crime initiative
06/16/2024

Legislative leaders are moving forward with a hard-ball approach that would make voters choose between the two efforts — and could splinter support for the ballot measure

Public Safety Labor News

No Back Pay Where Reinstated Correctional Officer Failed To Mitigate Damages
06/07/2024

David Foriska is a correctional officer working at Allegheny County Jail in Pennsylvania. Foriska was terminated for alleged misconduct, and reinstated on September 16, 2018, pursuant to an arbitrator’s order. The award also provided that Foriska “shall be made whole for any and all losses, includin

Chicago Lawfully Disciplined Police Union President, But Unlawfully Called For His Resignation
06/07/2024

John Catanzara served as a police officer with the Chicago Police Department from January 1995 until his resignation on November 16, 2021. Prior to his election as president of Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #7 in May 2020, Catanzara had been investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountab

Court Enforces Settlement Agreement Over Firefighters’ Longevity Pay
06/07/2024

In December 2022, firefighters for the City of Biloxi, Mississippi sued the City for withheld longevity payments in violation of the FLSA. In May 2023, the parties reached a tentative settlement agreement that the City would reinstate longevity payments to all City firefighters beginning on October

City Wrongly Offered OT Shifts To Patrol Officers Before Patrol Sergeants
06/07/2024

The Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) is the exclusive bargaining representative for captains and sergeants in the City of Parma Heights, Ohio. The City’s patrol officers are in a separate bargaining unit and represented by a different union. The PBA and the City bargained a contract spa

Trial Court Improperly Dismissed Terminated Police Officer’s Retaliation Claim
06/07/2024

Zachary Leonard was hired as a police officer in Burkburnett, Texas in 2005. He was a founding member of the Burkburnett Police Association and served multiple terms as an executive board member. In 2018, the Association identified morale issues and problems of leadership in the police department. L

Firefighters’ Lawsuit Challenging Discipline For Unvaccinated COVID-19 Status Fails
06/07/2024

On October 20, 2021, the New York City Commissioner of Health ordered all New York City employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Pursuant to the commissioner’s order, all non-exempt employees were required to provide proof of vaccination by October 29. John J. Hodgens, the Chief of Operations of