Police review board, now a political issue, draws fire

Just days after Mayor John DeStefano Jr. signed an executive order creating a civilian complaint review board for the New Haven Police Department, a group of local activists and politicians gathered at City Hall Friday to condemn the order as inadequate and self-serving. Local activist Emma Jones and Alderman Anthony Dawson, who are championing a […]

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City creates new police review board

In a move that he likened to the birth of a baby — with all of the associated difficulties and headaches that suggests — Mayor John DeStefano Jr. signed an executive order at City Hall Wednesday creating a new civilian complaint review board for the New Haven Police Department. The board’s creation will not conclude […]

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Yale researcher a victim of hit and run

Police continued to search Tuesday for the driver of a gold pickup truck that struck Yale astronomy researcher Gordon Drukier’s bicycle and seriously injured him before fleeing the scene last Thursday. Drukier, 38, was riding to work along Whalley Avenue near Sperry Street around 9:50 a.m. when he was hit by the truck, police said. […]

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City’s crime rate drops 21 percent

New Haven experienced a massive 21 percent decrease in reported crime last year, and the city has seen crime fall by over 50 percent since 1990, according to the city’s recently released Uniform Crime Report data for 2000. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and Police Chief Melvin H. Wearing have attributed the city’s continuing success in […]

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Courant corrects Van de Velde stalker story

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t all accurate. More than two years after running an article over which James Van de Velde ’82 filed a libel lawsuit in January, the Hartford Courant retracted part of its story last Thursday. In the correction, the Courant said it now believes that neither of the two women originally reported […]

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Security committees have yet to meet this year

On Yale’s urban campus, security and police-related issues are an inevitable concern for students. Some may wonder why there is no blue phone in a certain spot, others why Yale police officers broke up a party or arrested one of their friends. So it may come as a surprise to many in the Yale community […]

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No end in sight for Lasaga case

If you have been holding your breath waiting for closure in the criminal and civil trials facing former Saybrook Master Antonio C. Lasaga, stop now. You’ll probably asphyxiate first. More than two years after Lasaga was arrested on federal child pornography charges and a full year after he pleaded guilty to two of those charges, […]

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Teen caught with fake gun, black ski mask

He had a fake gun, a ski mask and an accomplice as a lookout — draw your own conclusions. A Yale police sergeant driving north on Prospect Street at about 12:30 a.m. Monday noticed a suspicious teenage bicyclist in the driveway in front of Sterling Chemistry Laboratory. Thinking that the individual appeared to be “some […]

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Dartmouth murder suspects apprehended in Indiana

The two Vermont teenagers suspected of murdering Dartmouth College professors Half and Suzanne Zantop were apprehended by a clever sheriff’s deputy in Indiana early Monday morning. Robert Tulloch, 17, and James Parker, 16, had been on the lam since Friday, when they were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing the […]

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Two Vermont teens hunted in Dartmouth murders

Police across New England and the nation are searching for two Vermont teenagers wanted for the murders of two Dartmouth College professors. The manhunt received new focus Sunday morning when Massachusetts state police found a silver 1987 Audi driven by the teens in a Sturbridge, Mass., truck stop just off of Interstate 84, about two […]

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The murder that changed it all

Looking out from the steps of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue, at the foot of Dickens’ “most beautiful street in America,” it is hard to imagine that this is the spot of one of Yale’s greatest tragedies. It has been 10 years since the murder of Christian Haley Prince ’93 by these steps in […]

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