City | 2:37 pm | July 6, 2012 | By James Lu

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 »

City | 6:12 pm | July 5, 2012 | By James Lu

Yale police to open Dixwell outpost

The YPD, headquartered at the Rose Center on Ashmun Street, above, will open a new community outreach center on the corner of Dixwell Avenue and Lake Place.

The Yale Police Department will set up a community outreach center at the corner of Lake Place and Dixwell Avenue as part of the University’s broader revitalization efforts along the beginning stretch of Dixwell Avenue. The YPD will take over the first floor of the three-story apartment building that once housed Broadway Liquor. The creation »

University | 7:30 pm | July 3, 2012 | By James Lu

Eli fined for taking friend’s exam in Ireland

Cross country runner Conor Dooney '12, right, seen competing at the Giegengack Invitational in 2010, was fined Tuesday for taking a friend's exam in his native Ireland.

An Irish Yalie was fined €200 on Tuesday for taking his friend’s physics final examination in the Irish secondary school system. Conor Dooney ’12, a former member of Yale’s cross country team, and his friend Stephen Boucher pleaded guilty in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to charges of impersonating each other during a Leaving Certificate examinations »

City | 7:03 pm | July 2, 2012 | By James Lu

State to try 17-year-olds as juveniles

Connecticut will treat 17-year-olds who have committed non-felony crimes as juveniles under its judicial code starting Monday. The move completes the incremental implementation of the state’s 2007 “Raise the Age” legislation, under which 16-year olds began being treated as juveniles at the start of 2010. While several legislators threatened to delay the bill’s implementation, Gov. »

City | 4:59 pm | June 29, 2012 | By James Lu

NHPD union names new president

After 16 NHPD officers were laid off in a round of budget cuts in February 2011, former NHPD union president Sgt. Louis Cavaliere Sr. led a protest of about 200 officers at City Hall, a move that drew wide criticism from lawmakers. Now, his son Louis Cavaliere Jr. is taking the helm of the union.

Louis Cavaliere Jr. was unanimously elected president of New Haven’s police union on Wednesday, putting him in a position his father occupied for three decades until last year. After current president Arpad Tolnay announced he would step down from the post amid allegations of union credit card misuse, the union’s executive board picked Cavaliere to »