NHPD swears in 19 recruits amid officer shortage 

he New Haven Police Department swore in 19 recruits as part of ongoing recruitment efforts to address vacancies.

Two separate break-ins in Branford, Pauli Murray suites

Yale Police confirmed that non-Yale affiliates broke into one suite in Branford College and another in Pauli Murray College on Monday; police were also notified of an attempted bike theft in Saybrook College.

Cultural houses hold teach-in on policing 

Speakers lecture on history of policing in America and abolition alternatives to policing.

DeLauro’s campaign office vandalized with “Free Palestin” and “Blood on ur hands” graffiti

“Blood on ur hands” and “Free Palestin” were spray-painted on the congresswoman’s office on Orange Street.

Annual public safety figures report increase in sexual assault cases, decrease in robberies

In late September, Yale Public Safety published its annual security and fire safety report compiling statistics for 2022.

City navigates recovery from summer cyberattack 

Hackers stole over $6 million from the city school system over the summer; the city has recovered $3.6 million so far.

Maleek Jones, who spent 31 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, released last month

Jones’ conviction was overturned after a judge ruled that the New Haven Police Department coerced witnesses and manipulated evidence in his original trial.

Police union holds rally during Family Weekend

Eight months into contract negotiations, the Yale police union protested the University’s contract offers and also received criticism for their proposal to limit civilian complaints

Yale police union calls for more detective hires, attempts to limit civilian complaints 

Amid contract negotiations, the union characterized the YPD Investigative Services Unit as understaffed and inefficient in a letter to University officials while also attempting to impose a 60-day limit on filing civilian complaints of police misconduct.

Ronnell Higgins to leave Yale, appointed state public safety chief

The appointment ends Higgins’ 27-year tenure at Yale; next month, he will take over a state police force embroiled in a ticketing scandal.

Connecticut allows implementation of automated cameras to combat traffic accidents

House Bill 5917, which allows for the installation of automated traffic cameras across the state, went into effect on Sunday; New Haven, however, is still months away from getting cameras.