Police

Proposed Law Would Cement Your Right to Record CT Police

by Field Law Office, LLC |Police

Most of us have a recording device on us at all times. With the prevalence of smart phones, we all have the potential to record some pretty damning (or vindicating) footage. And though we’ve come a long way since the… Read More

Are Bridgeport Police Brutal or Just “Bad Apples”?

by Field Law Office, LLC |Drugs, Police

Several recent incidents of police brutality in Bridgeport has many community leaders up in arms, asking for something major to be done. But Police Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. and Mayor Bill Finch say it’s nothing more than a few “bad… Read More

East Haven Police to Adjust to Changes in DOJ Decree

by Field Law Office, LLC |Police

The East Haven Police Department has been at the center of a long-running controversy, or controversies. They have been accused, among other things, of racial profiling and civil rights abuses. As a result of the federal Department of Justice investigation,… Read More

“Operation Slim Fast” Results in Bridgeport Cocaine Busts

by Field Law Office, LLC |Drugs, Police

The Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force made 19 arrests in their investigation “Operation Slim Fast,” according to the Connecticut Post. The investigation lasted seven months and resulted in numerous drug and weapons charges, specifically targeting the Marina Village public housing… Read More

Woman Claims She Was Arrested for Recording New Haven Cops

by Field Law Office, LLC |Police, Record

Last year the people of Connecticut were reassured that the police couldn’t arrest them for videotaping police action unless that recording interfered with the police work in some capacity. Try telling that to 35-year old Jennifer Gondola, who was arrested… Read More

Connecticut Lawmakers Address Videotaping of Police

by Field Law Office, LLC |Evidence, Police

Connecticut Senators passed a measure last week that would clarify both to law enforcement and citizens, the right to videotape cops when acting in their official duties. In addition, lawmakers passed another bill that serves to strengthen racial profiling prevention… Read More

East Haven Police Chief Steps Down Amid Racial Profiling Scandal

by Field Law Office, LLC |Police

The town of East Haven has been at the center of national headlines concerning race relations and law enforcement for some time now. The chief in the center of this scandal announced his resignation early this week after an insensitive… Read More

New Haven Cops Raid Apartment, Leave Resident Bloodied

by Field Law Office, LLC |Drugs, Police

Fifty-four year old Tomas Torres was cooking and watching television last Wednesday afternoon when the police stormed in unexpectedly. Torres says he was punched and stomped while police laughed about his blood spatters staining the pants of one of the… Read More

East Haven Police “Profoundly Broken” Say Feds

by Field Law Office, LLC |Cover-Up, Police

After a two-year investigation into the East Haven Police Department, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is saying the department is “broken” and will take years to fix. They are accused of violating the civil rights of Latinos within… Read More

Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Protect People’s Right To Tape Police

by Field Law Office, LLC |Police

It’s been an issue that’s made the news across the country in recent years as more and more people walk around with video-recording equipped telephones. The issue is the people’s right to record police officers when acting in their official… Read More

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