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  • Video: Footage of New Haven Police Officers Beating Joseph Donaby on Blake Street

    Video:  Footage of New Haven Police Officers Beating Joseph Donaby on Blake Street
    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Editor's Note: If you have any information about the beating of Joseph Donaby, email us at editor@newhavenadvocate.com. WHAT HAPPENED? A woman we are calling Rosemary Wilson (she requested anonymity) contacted the Advocate after...
  • New on-the-ground account in the case of alleged police brutality lends credence to NHPD report, but gun experts say what we know so far about the gun (a sawed-off rifle, not a shotgun) suggests it posed little danger

    New on-the-ground account in the case of alleged police brutality lends credence to NHPD report, but gun experts say what we know so far about the gun (a sawed-off rifle, not a shotgun) suggests it posed little danger
    The New Haven Police Department says Joseph Donaby pulled a sawed-off rifle from his pants and chucked it over a fence in the backyard of 96 Blake Street before he was taken down. A video first reported on by the Advocate shows 61 seconds of two cops...
  • So-Called "East Coast Rapist" Identified

    So-Called "East Coast Rapist" Identified
    Police have released the name of the so-called "East Coast" rapist arrested by U.S. Marshals Friday afternoon while walking near his home. He's identified as Aaron Thomas, 39, of 120 Pendleton St., New Haven; he had been on the loose since 1997. DNA...
  • East Coast Rapist In Custody

    East Coast Rapist In Custody
    After years on his trail police say they have caught the man cops call the "East Coast Rapist." Suspect Aaron Thomas, 39, was busted Friday in Connecticut. Lt. Julie Johnson of the New Haven Police Department told reporters, "Aaron Thomas was taken...
  • East Coast Rape Suspect Attempts Suicide

    East Coast Rape Suspect Attempts Suicide
    The man authorities believe to be the "East Coast Rapist" tried to hang himself Saturday in his jail cell, according to a Police Department spokesman. Aaron Thomas, 39, was already under a suicide watch, when he was spotted on cameras trained on his...
  • 'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday

    'East Coast Rapist' Suspect To Appear In Court Monday
    Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday in connection with rapes in four states over 12 years, is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court Monday. Thomas, 39, is being held, with bail set at $1 million, at the Union Avenue jail, suspected in crimes...
  • Connecticut police departments will use tactics learned in warfare

    Connecticut police departments will use tactics learned in warfare
    It's a system that's been successful in places like New Haven, Boston, Chicago and even Afghanistan to track and target the really bad guys. It uses high-tech computer intelligence analysis and intense, low-tech, face-to-face coordination between cops,...
  • State GOP Kills Bill to Protect You Against Arrest When You're Filming Police

    If you've been a victim of police misconduct, it's highly unlikely that anything will happen to the cop you've accused. Unless someone caught it on film. After a high-profile arrest and confiscation of Luis Luna's cellular phone — which he was...
  • Man Who Was Hospitalized by NHPD Faces Federal Weapons Charges

    Man Who Was Hospitalized by NHPD Faces Federal Weapons Charges
    A man who was hospitalized by police in June was slapped with federal gun charges Friday relating to his initial arrest on Blake Street.  According to an affidavit released by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agent Kurt Wheeler, if the...
  • Crime & Punishment: Norwalk man wakes up naked in a stranger's car, doesn't know how he got there

    Crime & Punishment: Norwalk man wakes up naked in a stranger's car, doesn't know how he got there
    Fairfield Fire Chief Richard Felner allegedly made comments about the way Assistant Chief George Gomola smells and also slapped him. An investigation report, viewed by the Fairfield Citizen, states that during a staff meeting, Felner brought up a “...
  • New Haven Cop to media: Geez, just stop calling already!

    New Haven Cop to media: Geez, just stop calling already!
    Sounds like New Haven Police Officer David Hartman finally had it with the media plaguing him for information this morning. Here's an email he sent out just before midday: "You're calling for info I'm trying to type up now. The more you call, the more...