Crime, Law and Justice

The Price of A Rogue Police Department

The Price of A Rogue Police Department

Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be.

Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus a stream of criminal convictions and lawsuits), the East Haven Police Department was an out-of-control disaster for years.

Now, the community is paying for it in what appears to be an unending series of bitter installments.

This week, it was the conviction of a former detective, Michael D'Amago, for...