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Ansonia Police: DUI Suspect Received No Special Treatment

by Eugene Driscoll | Dec 20, 2018 5:20 pm

ANSONIA — The officer in charge of investigating an alleged drunk driving crash involving the city’s former lawyer overlooked a key piece of evidence early on, according to an internal affairs report.

The mistake — overlooking data connected to blood alcohol content in a medical file — was eventually caught by the police chief.

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Ansonia Police Investigating Threat At High School

by STAFF | Nov 19, 2018 4:14 pm

ANSONIA A 15-year-old high school student has been suspended as police pursue an arrest warrant related to a threat made last week.

According to a letter sent to parents Friday (Nov. 16) by Principal Paul Giansanti, high school administrators were “informed of a potential threat against the high school community.”

“The threat was made by a student who was not present in the building today,” Giansanti said.

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Hearing Officer: Derby Violated FOI Act

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 26, 2018 3:36 pm

A hearing officer with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission determined the Derby Police Department and the City of Derby violated state open government laws by refusing to release an internal affairs report because the subject of the investigation objected.

The hearing officer’s report will now be the subject of a disposition hearing in front of the full Freedom of Information Commission at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 in Hartford. If the hearing officer’s report is accepted, the city must release the report.

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Derby Internal Affairs Report Debated At FOI Hearing

by STAFF | May 31, 2018 6:21 am

The Valley Indy was denied access to an internal affairs report concerning a police officer who had been arrested in connection to a domestic violence incident.

So The Valley Indy filed a complaint with the state’s Freedom of Information Commission to force the document to be released to the public.

Click the play button to listen to testimony recorded in front of a hearing officer in April.

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Ansonia Detective Questions Promotion Process

by Ethan Fry | Mar 21, 2018 5:59 am

A police officer in Ansonia is speaking out after being passed over twice for a sergeant’s position despite scoring the highest on written exams.

“This promotion will set a major precedent within the department and is likely to cripple many members’ hopes of moving up in their careers within the department,” Detective Jonathan Troesser wrote in a letter to the Ansonia police commission Feb. 2.

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Video Shows Men Setting Fire Outside Shelton Fire House

by Ethan Fry | Feb 20, 2018 4:19 pm

A police investigation is underway into a video that depicts several people setting a fire in the bed of a pickup truck parked outside a Shelton firehouse.

A copy of the seven-and-a-half-minute video was sent to the Valley Indy anonymously.

State Rep. Ben McGorty, who also serves as vice chairman of the city’s Board of Fire Commissioners, confirmed the video’s authenticity.

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