Sophie Sonnenfeld
Staff Reporter
Sophie Sonnenfeld covers cops and courts. She is a sophomore in Branford College majoring in Political Science and Anthropology.
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Randy Cox attorneys and family decry insufficient charges for officers

Cox’s team called for city support, felony charges for the five officers charged with misdemeanors for their role in permanently paralyzing Cox.

Judge rules Qinxuan Pan fit for trial

Following a string of legal delays, Qinxuan Pan’s trial for the suspected murder of Kevin Jiang ENV ’22 in 2021 has a new court date.

Former Yale soccer coach implicated in “Varsity Blues” scandal sentenced to 5 months in prison

Rudolph Meredith, who gained $860,000 by facilitating side-door admissions deals, was sentenced to 5 months in prison Wednesday afternoon after his prosecutors had previously advocated no prison time.

Two pedestrians killed in crashes this week as YPD considers new traffic safety unit

On the one-year anniversary of a fatal hit-and-run outside Schwarzman Center, New Haven marks two more pedestrian deaths.

Civilian Review Board presents NHPD with police conduct recommendations

A city task force that has sifted through hundreds of internal department cases recommends that the police chief ban or address head punching, careless use of profanity and congratulatory rhetoric. recommending that

PETA “abducts” Yale students for VR experience to protest animal research

The animal rights organization invited passersby along York Street to jump in their “abduction” van and put students in the shoes — or paws — of the animals used in University research labs.

Ahead of autopsy report, details in Anton Sovetov case remain murky

With a lack of footage, unfounded theories and muddled timelines, the disappearance and death of Yale graphic designer and Art School alum Anton Sovetov remain a mystery.

Yale New Haven Hospital System acquires three more hospitals

The system has now signed a $400 million agreement to acquire three hospitals as it faces a second year of historic deficit.

One year later, YPD confirms new details in Kline Biology Tower hate-based graffiti case

A year after racist and antisemitic graffiti was discovered inside Yale’s Kline Biology Tower, the Yale Police Department has revealed insight as to how they conducted their investigation to arrest the vandals.

Police release photos of alleged York Street hate crime assailants

Yale and New Haven police continue to search for individuals they believe attacked a Latino man outside Davenport College in September.

Shot fired near Toad’s Place

A large group was arguing on York Street early Saturday morning when one person drew a gun, fired a single shot and jumped into a car to flee.