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Ex-Investigator Claims Man In Custody On Unrelated Charges Is 1981 Darien Cop Killer

DARIEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The now-retired lead investigator in the killing of a Darien police officer 34 years ago is convinced that a suspect in custody on unrelated charges is the same man who fatally shot the cop. 319 more words


Connecticut Parole Board Reverses Decision To Free Cop Killer Over Outcry From Victim's Family

SUFFIELD, CONN. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Connecticut parole board that recently ruled a man who killed a police officer decades ago could go free rescinded its decision Wednesday following outrage from the victim’s family and prosecutors. 359 more words


Connecticut Senate President: Local Tax Hikes On The Table

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — With massive state budget deficits projected over the next several years, state Senate President Martin Looney is immersing himself in ways to deal with the challenges. 153 more words


2,000 Apply In Bridgeport Police Recruitment Effort

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A police recruitment effort in Bridgeport has yielded more than 2,000 applications, city officials said.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said the candidates are from varied backgrounds, which was one of the goals in the effort that saw city officials working closely with communities. 151 more words


Conn. Chief State's Attorney Backs Impartial Prosecutors For Police Shooting Cases

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Law enforcement officials are changing the way acts of deadly force by police are investigated in Connecticut in light of high-profile shootings in Missouri… 673 more words


Sen. Chris Murphy Seeks Alternative To School Suspensions, Expulsions

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy wants to foster a new approach for dealing with bad behavior in schools.

Saying that black students are disproportionately suspended or expelled, the Democrat is pushing for federal money to provide schools nationwide with the resources they need to use evidence-based strategies that promote good behavior, rather than punishing students for acting out. 226 more words