Sunday, November 16, 2014

Hamden settles 3 police excessive force lawsuits for $70,500

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Investigations Editor
HAMDEN -The town recently reached settlement agreements in three cases in which individuals claimed they were subjected to excessive force by local police officers.
Meanwhile, two other people who had filed notices of intent to sue over alleged police brutality have formally filed lawsuits in recent weeks.
The three settlements were for a combined total of $70,500.
A 2013 New Haven Register investigation found police in Hamden, New Haven, West Haven and East Haven had the most excessive force litigation against them in the Greater New Haven region.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Derby fumbles with infomercial, paid for Terry Bradshaw but won’t get him

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich

DERBY >> The executive assistant for Terry Bradshaw said she is hoping the city didn’t shell out money thinking the football legend would be narrating a show touting Derby as one of the best places in the United States to live, work and play because that is not going to happen.
Connie Mason said Bradshaw severed ties earlier this year with the Florida production company that produces “Communities of Distinction” because it was using Bradshaw’s name to draw in communities to pay for infomercials promoting their cities.
“Terry is in no way shape or form associated with this company and will not be hosting any more of their shows,” Mason said in a statement to the New Haven Register. “They are fraudulent in using Terry to sell their product. Terry’s contract with this company ended in May and they are illegally still using his name to sell these spots. I hope this city hasn’t sent them their money yet.”

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