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Bridgeport Police Department / Facebook

A top police officer in Connecticut’s largest city is on administrative leave after allegedly sending racist text messages to another officer.

Riverhead Police Take Latino Diversity Training

Jul 11, 2018

The Organización Latino-Americana is in the middle of a five-week Latino Diversity Training for Riverhead police.

Minerva Perez, the executive director of OLA of Eastern Long Island, says the goal is to foster dialogue that encourages a “safer community for all.”

Damian Dovarganes / AP

Connecticut State Police are about to be equipped with body cameras. The State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection says it used an $895,000 grant from the Justice Department to purchase 800 cameras for its officers. Some municipal police departments in Connecticut, including Stamford and New Haven, already have body cameras.

Office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone / Facebook

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has chosen the head of the FBI’s Long Island Office for the Suffolk County police commissioner post. Geraldine Hart would be the first woman to hold the position in the Department’s history.

Bridgeport To Pilot Police Body Cameras

Feb 21, 2018
Natalie Cioffari / WSHU

Connecticut’s largest city has begun a pilot program to test body cameras for its police officers.

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