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Connecticut DUI Suspect Reportedly Drunk on Vanilla Extract

They say they detected an odor of vanilla on her breath, her speech was slurred and she was unable to answer basic questions.

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Connecticut Department Still Reeling from First Fatal OIS in 20 Years

Until late last month, the Danbury (CT) Police Department had not had a fatal officer-involved shooting in two decades. Then, on December 29, an officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man and critically wounded the man's mother.

Connecticut Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting had Criminal Past

In 2010, Paul Arbitelle was found guilty of interfering with an officer, had a DUI in 2009, and had been charged with assaulting a public safety officer in 2012 and in 2016.

Connecticut Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Man Reportedly Attacking Officer

An officer with the Danbury (CT) Police Department reportedly shot and killed a man who was lunging at him with a knife in his hand. A woman in the apartment where the incident took place was also wounded. She is reportedly related to the knife-wielding subject.

University Police at Connecticut Campus Reforming Policies for Investigating Sexual Assault Allegations

Among the changes will be the addition of mandatory two-hour sexual harassment prevention training as well as training for several police officers on strategies for working with sexual violence victims. There will also be several changes to policies and procedures related to disciplinary matters.

Connecticut Police Officer Fired Over "Trigger Happy" Comment

The department said in a Facebook post that Officer Stephen Barone was fired "after the completion of internal investigations and a formal hearing process regarding charges related to his interaction with a group of people in August 2018 and his supervision of a traffic incident in July 2018."

Four Bystanders Tried to Keep Severely Beaten Connecticut Officer Alive

According to information released by the South Windsor (CT) Police Department, four people—a sheriff's deputy and two nurses—were alternating performing chest compressions while another man forced air into Sergeant Matthew Mainieri's body.

Connecticut Officer Dies of Injuries Sustained While Trying to Break Up Off-Duty Fight

Sergeant Matthew Mainieri of the South Windsor (CT) Police Department has died from injuries sustained in an off-duty incident while trying to break up a fight.

Connecticut Police Detonate "Pressure Cooker" Device Found Near Elementary School

Officers with the Meriden (CT) Police Department were called to investigate a reported suspicious package not far from Israel Putnam Elementary School in Meriden Thursday morning. They discovered what they called a "pressure cooker type device" and initiated a "shelter-in-place" until the bomb squad could detonate the device.

Connecticut Police Make Arrest in Connection With Mass Overdose Case

More than three dozen individuals appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green in Connecticut on Wednesday.