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 […]

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 […]