Razel Suansing
Staff Reporter
Razel Suansing is a staff reporter and producer for the City, YTV, and Magazine desks. She covers cops and courts, specifically state criminal justice reform efforts, the New Haven Police Department, and the Yale Police Department. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she is a first-year in Davenport College, majoring in Global Affairs.
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DOJ drops lawsuit against Yale; university faces new legal challenges

Following a presidential transition, the Biden administration dropped the Department of Justice lawsuit in February. The lawsuit, originally filed last October by then-President Donald Trump, […]

Calls to defund, dismantle the Yale Police Department continue

After a summer of reckoning for police departments around the country following the police murder of George Floyd, Black Students for Disarmament at Yale and […]

ANALYSIS: New Haven is experiencing a rise in homicides, violent crime; Officials, residents split on solutions

Homicides and violent crime in New Haven are rising for the first time in years. Criminal justice professors, law enforcement and community activists debate the most effective solution.

Advocates decry State’s Attorney’s dismissal of police sexual assault case

The Sex Workers and Allies Network, or SWAN, of New Haven is calling for justice after the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office dismissed two sexual assault cases against former New Haven Police Department Officer Gary Gamarra.

An up close photo of the sign on the front of NHPD headquarters
Debate reignites over NHPD officers’ use of Thin Blue Line flag

In the past week, a debate of whether officers on duty should be allowed to wear a “Thin Blue Line” mask has erupted across the Elm City.

Asian American students, faculty members reflect on rise of hate crimes

The past year has seen immeasurable suffering for many communities across the country. The pandemic has brought on a particularly heightened sense of fear in […]

New Haven residents create AAPI coalition in wake of hate crimes

Members of the AAPI community are forming a new coalition, called aapiNHV, to increase the coordination of efforts to combat anti-Asian racism and violence.

An aerial view of New Haven Green
Pedestrian hit near Benjamin Franklin College

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Prospect and Trumbull Streets around 8:30 p.m. last night.

YNHHS pauses radiotherapy treatment for six days after software breach

A nationwide cybersecurity threat to Elekta, a vendor that delivers radiotherapy services at the Yale New Haven Health System, resulted in the interruption of treatment for approximately 200 cancer patients for six days.

NHPD launches internal investigation after officer pulls gun, taser on shoplifter

In the wake of the recent death at the hands of police of Daunte Wright and the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, the former police […]

The façade of the NHPD in the daytime.
IN PHOTOS: Protesters call for police abolition