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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New Haven is facing its highest rate of gun violence in years. Here’s what the city is doing about it.

Gun violence in New Haven has surged this year.   Since the start of the year, New Haven has seen 22 homicides and 264 confirmed shots […]

University’s annual campus security and fire safety report shows crime fell during unprecedented pandemic year

Yale’s annual campus security and fire safety report, released Thursday, revealed that reported instances of on-campus crime and sexual assault fell between 2019 and 2020. […]

Hand holding phone showing safety report
Local motorcycle stunt event results in two arrests

East Coastin’ 2021, a major motorcycling event, came last Saturday to the streets of New Haven, despite calls from city officials to cancel the stunts. […]

Photo of the exterior of the NHPD.
NHPD honors Joshua Castellano, who died in car accident

New Haven Police Department officials gathered on Friday to mourn the life of Officer Joshua Castellano, who died following a motor vehicle accident. A mass […]

Members of the New Haven Police Department honor Joshua Castellano, who died in a car crash.
Public Safety committee approves purchase of technology for police accountability

NHPD’s proposal for authorization to buy dashboard and body cameras pushes forward in the Board of Alders.

Up close shot of the side of a New Haven police car.
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 […]

Controversy continues over Black Yale graduate student reported for napping

Early in the morning of May 8, 2018, Lolade Siyonbola GRD ’19 was taking a nap in a twelfth floor Hall of Graduate Studies common […]

Shooting of Stephanie Washington and Paul Witherspoon sparks further scrutiny of New Haven, Yale, Hamden police departments

In the early hours of the morning April 16, 2019, Hamden police officer Devon Eaton and Yale Police officer Terrance Pollock fired 16 shots at […]

Calls to defund, dismantle the YPD 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.