Hannah Kotler
Staff Reporter
Hannah Kotler covers Cops & Courts and Transportation for the City desk. She is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles majoring in Ethics, Politics, Economics.
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Qinxuan Pan pleads guilty to murder of Kevin Jiang ENV ’22

Pan now faces a 35-year sentence; he was arrested after a three-month manhunt for the murder of Jiang, a Yale graduate student, in 2021.

State board rules to reinstate police officer involved in paralyzing Randy Cox  

A state board overturned the firing of Oscar Diaz, who was driving the van when Randy Cox was paralyzed in police custody two years ago, and instead reduced Diaz’s punishment to a 15-day unpaid suspension. New Haven officials vowed to appeal the verdict.

Yale Police Department inaugurates first female assistant chief

The Yale Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony last Friday to promote five officers, including Rose Dell ’97 as assistant chief.

NHPD swears in 19 recruits amid officer shortage 

he New Haven Police Department swore in 19 recruits as part of ongoing recruitment efforts to address vacancies.

Two separate break-ins in Branford, Pauli Murray suites

Yale Police confirmed that non-Yale affiliates broke into one suite in Branford College and another in Pauli Murray College on Monday; police were also notified of an attempted bike theft in Saybrook College.

Cultural houses hold teach-in on policing 

Speakers lecture on history of policing in America and abolition alternatives to policing.

DeLauro’s campaign office vandalized with “Free Palestin” and “Blood on ur hands” graffiti

“Blood on ur hands” and “Free Palestin” were spray-painted on the congresswoman’s office on Orange Street.

Annual public safety figures report increase in sexual assault cases, decrease in robberies

In late September, Yale Public Safety published its annual security and fire safety report compiling statistics for 2022.

Ronnell Higgins to leave Yale, appointed state public safety chief

The appointment ends Higgins’ 27-year tenure at Yale; next month, he will take over a state police force embroiled in a ticketing scandal.

Connecticut allows implementation of automated cameras to combat traffic accidents

House Bill 5917, which allows for the installation of automated traffic cameras across the state, went into effect on Sunday; New Haven, however, is still months away from getting cameras.

Elicker and Brennan split on Tweed Airport expansion

While Justin Elicker’s campaign has endorsed the expansion of Tweed New Haven Airport, Liam Brennan’s team told the News they would not commit to a position before seeing the environmental impact statement.