Yee ’12 jailed on threat charges

Eric Yee ’12 was arrested in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday after he allegedly posted comments on ESPN’s website saying he was watching children and would not mind killing them. After an ESPN employee at the company’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters notified local police of Yee’s posts on Sunday, police notified Santa Clarita Valley Station, which initiated […]

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Ross ’13 pleads not guilty

Brendan Ross ’13 pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges stemming from a fatal U-Haul crash at last November’s Harvard-Yale tailgate. In New Haven Superior Court, Ross entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor charges of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle and reckless driving. William Dow ’63, Ross’ attorney, has labeled the state’s […]

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In NHPD, fears of attrition without contract

After a summer of upheaval, the New Haven Police Department’s union has yet to negotiate a new contract with the city, leaving some officers worried for their jobs. Newly appointed union president Louis Cavaliere Jr. and two other NHPD union members said the union’s inability to settle on a contract with the city may cause […]

City

Despite charges, Crocker still slated to teach

Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker will teach at Yale this year as the University’s first Kissinger Senior Fellow despite facing drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Wasington state. On Aug. 14, Crocker hit a semi-truck in Spokane Valley, Wash., when he tried to make a right turn from the left lane, before registering a .160 […]

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Property thefts spike near campus

Yale was struck by a series of crimes on or near campus in the two weeks before students began moving in to the dorms. Between Aug. 12-19, Yale Police Department Chief Ronnell Higgins emailed members of the University community four times about different incidents that occurred on or near Yale’s campus: three robberies, an attempted […]

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Kissinger Fellow Crocker faces DUI, hit-and-run charges

Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who was named Yale’s first Kissinger Senior Fellow earlier this month, is facing drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Washington state. On Aug. 14, Crocker hit a semi-truck in Spokane Valley, Wash., when he tried to make a right turn from the left lane, before registering a .160 and .152 […]

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Esserman to teach college seminar

New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman will teach a Yale College seminar on “Policing in America” this fall. Esserman, who was sworn into his post last November, will teach a course that examines the “major innovations in policing over the past three decades,” according to the Yale College seminar description. Yale College Dean Mary […]

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Man arrested at ‘Dark Knight’ screening faults city

Mayor John DeStefano Jr. lobbied the state legislature for tougher gun control laws at a Wednesday afternoon press conference, condemning the behavior of a New Haven man who was arrested Tuesday night after he brought a .40-caliber handgun into a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Criterion movie theater on Temple Street. Sung-Ho […]

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Armed man arrested at Criterion ‘Dark Knight’ screening

A 46-year-old New Haven man was arrested Tuesday evening after bringing a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol into a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” at the Criterion movie theater. Sung-Ho Hwang was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police for his refusal to comply immediately with the instructions of New Haven Police Department officers, […]

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NHPD officer in off-duty shooting fired

One of the three New Haven Police Department officers allegedly involved in an April off-duty shooting incident lost his job Tuesday. After a three-hour, closed-door hearing Tuesday evening, the Board of Police Commissioners fired Lawrence Burns, who is accused of unlawfully firing a city-issued gun at the State Street bar Christopher Martin’s and lying about […]

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Police union president fights ouster

Outgoing New Haven police union president Arpad Tolnay has been suspended from the union and barred from acting on its behalf. Last Friday, incoming police union president Louis Cavaliere Jr. delivered a letter to Tolnay informing him that he had been suspended from the union for 30 days while he is investigated for allegedly using […]

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FBI drops brutality probe of NHPD officer

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has dropped its probe into a New Haven Police Department officer’s conduct during a June 2 arrest. The FBI announced that it had concluded its civil rights investigation into NHPD Sgt. Chris Rubino, prompted by Rubino’s alleged beating of a handcuffed 24-year old man fighting with officers, in a Thursday […]

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