UP CLOSE: Policing New Haven after Ferguson
The corridor leading to the office of Dean Esserman, chief of the New Haven Police Department, is lined with thank-you cards written in children’s handwriting. But on the streets outside, protesters tell a different story.
YLS conference invites policing discussion
Even though Ferguson, Missouri is over 1,000 miles away from New Haven, the events that occurred there continue to be part of academic and community discussion in the Elm City.
Forum debates police, race
Concerns of mistrust between police departments and their communities were aired at a three-hour forum last week, where state legislators considered how to reform police departments across the state.
Independent panels garner mixed reviews
Following an independent panel report on Yale Police Department policies — sparked by a Jan. 24 incident in which Tahj Blow ’16 was detained by a YPD officer holding a gun — uncertainty remains about how such panels are established and the role they play in University policy.
Panel recommends body cameras for all YPD officers
Just over two months after Tahj Blow ’16 was briefly detained by a Yale police officer holding a gun on Cross Campus, the ad hoc panel charged with providing recommendations on University and Yale Police Department policies has issued its report.
After second arrest, protests continue
On the same day that police arrested 18-year-old Sabrina Parker for her role in a St. Patrick’s Day fight, roughly a dozen community activists stood outside the New Haven Police Department headquarters yesterday afternoon to protest the police’s response to that incident.
Officer exonerated in St. Patrick’s Day incident
Tensions ran high at City Hall on Friday afternoon, where the results of an internal New Haven Police Department investigation left police officers and community activists standing in opposition for over an hour.