Sophie Sonnenfeld
Staff Reporter
Sophie Sonnenfeld covers cops and courts. She is a first-year in Branford College majoring in anthropology.
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New Haven man arrested for 2021 homicide

New Haven Police announce arrest in shooting of Richard Whitaker Jr. who was killed in June of 2021.

Law School students and University play roles on both sides of $73 million settlement between Sandy Hook families and Remington Arms.

In a historic settlement reached last week, families of nine Sandy Hook victims won $73 million following an eight-year legal battle with gun manufacturer Remington Arms.

State legislators support scrapping prison-stay fees for formerly incarcerated individuals

In a press conference Thursday, state leaders and reentry advocates seek to get rid of costs for prison stays imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals.

YPD appeals to public for help in search for Anton Sovetov ART ’16

The graphic designer for the Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications was last heard from on Feb. 4. YPD and NHPD are urging the public to share any information that may be helpful in locating him.

Seven NHPD officers promoted to sergeant

Seven cops sworn in as sergeants for NHPD Tuesday afternoon

New Haven’s acting police chief sued for staying on in role as search extends

Six days after Rev. Boise Kimber filed lawsuit against the city for keeping Renee Dominguez as acting chief indefinitely, city issues Request for Proposal to recruit police chief search consultant company.

Civilian Review Board raises questions about “consensual encounters” with cops and seeks to define its powers

Civilian Review Board talks detective conduct and rules for the board in monthly meeting.

“Come back again tomorrow I guess”: city faces testing shortages as case numbers rise

As COVID-19 cases surge in New Haven, the city has experienced test kit and essential workforce shortages. With a 24.55 percent positivity rate in Connecticut […]

New Haven Free Public Library wins grant to hire social workers

New grant to increase the number of hours city libraries provide social support staffing.

79-year-old cyclist dies one week after hit-and-run outside Schwarzman Center

A week after getting struck in a hit-and-run at the intersection of Grove and College Streets, Stephen Rediker died from his injuries.

Elicker appoints Dominguez as city’s Police Chief, Rush-Kittle as Chief Administrative Officer

Dominguez has served as Acting Chief for the last five months.