Union says no to ‘no confidence’ vote

The New Haven police union decided Wednesday evening not to hold a department-wide vote of “no confidence” on the leadership of Chief Frank Limon, who took up the post in April. The decision follows a week of public complaints by Union President Louis Cavaliere that Limon’s policies — locking officers out of meetings if they […]

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NHPD chief may face ‘no confidence’ vote

The New Haven police union is voting today on whether to hold a “no confidence” vote on New Haven Police Chief Frank Limon, who took office five months ago. Over the past week, union president Louis Cavaliere has been publicly accusing the chief of lowering morale by introducing overly harsh, counterproductive rules. In an interview […]

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Le family lawyers start own investigation

Lawyers hired by the family of Annie Le GRD ’13, who was murdered in a Yale research facility a year ago Wednesday, are conducting their own investigation into the University’s handling of the circumstances surrounding her death, one of the attorneys said Wednesday. In a phone interview, the lawyer, Brian King, said there is currently […]

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For case, long road ahead

Nine days after Annie Le GRD ’13 was murdered on Sept. 8, 2009, police charged Raymond Clark III with the crime. But in the year since, the case has dallied in legal proceedings and is still a long way from going to trial, if it ever does. Clark pleaded not guilty in January, and his […]

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Univ. opposes Security effort to unionize

An effort by Yale Security officers to unionize over the summer was blocked by a federal agency after the University registered its opposition. The officers tried to organize under the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, which formally sought approval from the National Labor Relations Board. But Yale’s Office of General Counsel […]

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City wants bar owners to pay for extra police presence

Two men have been murdered in or near New Haven’s downtown nightclubs in the last two years, and now City Hall wants to create a police detail to patrol the city’s downtown nightlife scene. The proposed police detail, announced this week by Mayor John DeStefano Jr., is one way in which New Haven is trying […]

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YPD salaries can stay private, commission rules

A state commission has ruled that the Yale Police Department is not legally required to disclose how much its top officials are paid. The Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) last month ruled 3–1 that even though the YPD is a public agency, its officers’ salaries are funded by Yale, a private institution, and therefore […]

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West Campus foam spills into river

A malfunction in a West Campus building Tuesday afternoon sent tens of thousands of gallons of foam and water spewing into a nearby river, killing some local wildlife but leaving no lasting damage. The released foam, originally intended as a fire retardant, was automatically deployed when a pipe burst and set off the fire-protection system […]

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Three students mugged over weekend

Three Yale students were mugged Saturday evening in two separate robberies, one of them at gunpoint. Shortly after both crimes, Yale and New Haven police arrived at the scenes, identified the suspects nearby, and apprehended three men they believe to be responsible for the muggings, Assistant Chief Ronnell Higgins wrote in an e-mail. The pair […]

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Cops make arrests in 3 murder cases

New Haven Police have made arrests in three murders this summer, but at 16, there have been more murders in New Haven this year than in 2009. The most recent murder occurred Aug. 14. Police found the victim, Javier Cosme, 21, of Bridgeport, dead from a gunshot wound in a parking lot near the Gotham […]

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Yale scientist suspected of stealing lab equipment

Yale Police twice this summer searched the Woodbridge, Conn., home of former Yale genome researcher Lars Branden, who is suspected of filching laboratory equipment from the University. Officers seized three boxes of equipment, valued at $22,000, which Branden allegedly stole from the University, but have not charged him with any crime. Branden told the New […]

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