University | 11:36 pm | August 23, 2012 | By James Lu

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

Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and a Yale Kissinger Fellow scheduled to teach this fall, faces drunk driving and hit-and-run charges in Washington state.

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 »

City | 10:52 pm | August 8, 2012 | By James Lu

Man arrested at ‘Dark Knight’ screening faults city

Sung-Ho Hwang, the New Haven lawyer arrested at the Criterion movie theater Tuesday night during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," said he was carrying a gun for self-protection.

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 »

City | 12:34 pm | August 8, 2012 | By James Lu

Armed man arrested at Criterion ‘Dark Knight’ screening

At a screening of the new Batman movie at the Criterion Tuesday night, police arrested an armed man who they said did not comply with officers' instructions.

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, »

City | 5:45 pm | July 11, 2012 | By James Lu

NHPD officer in off-duty shooting fired

The New Haven Police Department put two of three officers involved in an off-duty shooting incident on unpaid leave. The third officer was fired Tuesday.

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 »

City | 4:27 pm | July 10, 2012 | By James Lu

Police union president fights ouster

The New Haven Police Department union, seen above protesting police layoffs in February 2011, has been embroiled in turmoil as its outgoing president has vowed to resist his removal.

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 »