Friday, March 27, 2015

New Haven probe locates missing CEO fines

By Mary E. O'Leary
Register Staff
NEW HAVEN >> The city, upon further review, has found fines levied by the Commission on Equal Opportunities over the past two years and determined that they were deposited in the city’s general fund.
Last week, Commission on Equal Opportunities Executive Director Nichole Jefferson was put on paid administrative leave so officials could look into allegations that she had failed to properly collect fines against companies that violated rules for contractors using public funds.
The city said they were also looking into the relationship between the CEO and the Construction Workforce Initiative 2 to see if city resources or personnel were used to benefit CWI 2, a training program that holds sessions several times a year to teach construction skills.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Sen. Kennedy wants to explore Taser policies after Branford man’s death

By Esteban Hernandez
Register Staff
BRANFORD >> An incident involving a 41-year-old local man who died after being stunned with a Taser  by a town police officer has at least one state lawmaker seeking a more unified standard for use of the devices.
State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr., D-Branford, said in a statement that he would like to explore Taser policies in the state’s law enforcement agencies. David Werblow, 41, died Sunday after an officer deployed his Taser after police responded to a reported disturbance. His death is being investigated by Connecticut State Police, per standard procedure after a use of force death.

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Read prior coverage:

Branford witnesses: Man hit 3 times with Taser before death

State police: Man dies after Taser use by Branford police

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Video: New Haven girl, 15, injured during arrest; police launch probe

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
NEW HAVEN >> Police have launched an internal affairs investigation into an incident during the St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday in which a 15-year-old girl was injured when an officer took her to the ground while arresting her.
The incident was caught on video by bystanders.
In the videos, the officer can be seen standing behind the girl, identified by her family as Teandrea Cornelius. Both are standing behind a parked vehicle.
In the moments that follow, the officer appears to pull the girl by her arm onto the ground, which she hits with her right shoulder and the right side of her face.

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