Trail Has Bad End

A town police officer has received a one-day suspension for an incident last December in which he trailed Republican Councilman Jeff Hedberg in a marked police cruiser at a time when the police union and town ... Full Story
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Bed Dover

Wethersfield, CT

#42 Nov 12, 2007
saltiguy wrote:
Good for Hedberg,
The Police are running a racket with their workmans' comp abuses, 20 year retirements, and the "stacking" of overtime in the last years. Those approaching retirement get the cushey duty - parades, basketball games, etc. especially on holidays.
Traffic duty is another thing - last time I heard, they were getting $65.00 per hour for private duty.
Often, military time is credited toward retirement years. These guys can retire at 40 yoa with pensions close to 100K per year (depending on rank) and full medical as well.
Towns need to get tough. The system is rotten.
As far as Worker Comp I agree that no one should be scamming and if there is a scam going on it is up to the Dept Head, Town Mgr and the insureance comp to crack down on it! As for private (Traffic) jobs the town should be charging the contractor for the hours worked and if set up the right way the town would cover the full cost of the officer, benefits, car expense and possibly make a buck.
FedUp

Newington, CT

#43 Nov 13, 2007
Bed Dover wrote:
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As far as Worker Comp I agree that no one should be scamming and if there is a scam going on it is up to the Dept Head, Town Mgr and the insureance comp to crack down on it! As for private (Traffic) jobs the town should be charging the contractor for the hours worked and if set up the right way the town would cover the full cost of the officer, benefits, car expense and possibly make a buck.
I wonder if when the cop was following Jeff if it was on overtime? If so he should be forbidden to have overtime anymore. Sad thing is since the cop got one day of suspension some other cop got one day of overtime.
Esteban

Newington, CT

#44 Nov 13, 2007
Since he seems to like sitting around watching people he should be assigned to the corner of Linwood and Main. Everyone in the neighborhood figures the kid there is dealing drugs. Whenever school is out the kid sits in his car at the end of the driveway and cars stop. The alleged customers dont get out, the kid crouches at their window a few minutes and then the driver drives off. It's been going on for years. Hmmm, whats going on there?
Sarge

Plainville, CT

#45 Nov 15, 2007
Esteban, since you aren't so happy with the police, why don't you confront the kid at the corner selling drugs? Oh wait, you might be one of those people that complain all the time but refuse to take action. Perhaps you should attend POST and try to make a difference if your complaint is that serious.
Esteban

Newington, CT

#46 Nov 15, 2007
Sarge
I love and admire the police. I am not happy that the officer in question was given a slap on the hand for such an egregious abuse of power, that is all.

Believe me I have confronted this kid on a couple things but the fact that I have a family keeps me from getting too involved. If I was getting paid and had a gun and a badge I would not be sitting in a parking lot waiting to harrass good citizens.

I dont know what "POST" is but I'll look it up, thanks.

Esteban

Newington, CT

#47 Nov 15, 2007
Sarge
I looked up "POST". Since it caters to law enforcement training I am guessing you are suggesting I become an officer. Is that correct?
Perla

Newington, CT

#48 Nov 16, 2007
Esteban wrote:
Since he seems to like sitting around watching people he should be assigned to the corner of Linwood and Main. Everyone in the neighborhood figures the kid there is dealing drugs. Whenever school is out the kid sits in his car at the end of the driveway and cars stop. The alleged customers dont get out, the kid crouches at their window a few minutes and then the driver drives off. It's been going on for years. Hmmm, whats going on there?
For the last few mornings (6:45am) there is a cop sitting at Stoddard and Willard. Don't ask what he is doing. People are still running the red light and he sits there. When we asked for police to be at Harding and Lloyd after school we are told they don't have the man power. We have asked for a police officer to drive around Main Street and Stoddard and down towards the WH line after school since there are alot of 10 and 11 year olds walking to and from school. We were told that they don't have the manpower. We had to ask that the crossing guard be on the correct side of Main and Stoddard when the kids are crossing at the Shell station. Up until last year she sat at Yanni's. We would like her to cross the kids, but she will only step off the curb, walk a few steps and go back. You have kids walking across the Shell station parking lot and Whole donut parking lot at 8:00 am. Trust me people are not looking out for kids. People are going right on red even though the sign says no turn on red. We can't get the police to show up every once in awhile. Oops, I did see one last year at the old gulf station at 7:00 am, well before any middle school or elementary school kids are walking to school.
Eddy Morales

Newington, CT

#49 Oct 25, 2013
it was gary toubman with a hooker
Big Brother

Newington, CT

#50 Oct 31, 2013
It may seem like "just one police officer stalking a representative over a police-union contract".

Has anyone actually looked at the large picture of the Police-State that has now enveloped this country? Have you seen the new police cars with their battering rams---that we all paid for?

This story doesn't even register on the "tip of the iceberg".

Wake up!
e morales

Newington, CT

#51 Sep 15, 2014
Big Brother wrote:
It may seem like "just one police officer stalking a representative over a police-union contract".
Has anyone actually looked at the large picture of the Police-State that has now enveloped this country? Have you seen the new police cars with their battering rams---that we all paid for?
This story doesn't even register on the "tip of the iceberg".
Wake up!
I will sue you all. Toubman you are a twisted man.
John Wilkinson

Berlin, CT

#52 Sep 23, 2014
Well.....I am in New Britain but, "work" lately places me in Newington. I REALLY "enjoy" Newington as I always have! As far as the comments about the Police........I had an encounter w/ NPD > once < they was "pretty straight!" The "issue" could be a controversy but, actually/really/truly I "don't expect a mere COP to ANALYZE" stuff like what we had going on that DAY! "They" will just BOW to the *status que" even if the such are the "wishes" of but a SINGLE CITIZEN!
New Britain P.D. Officers well....."we take them one by one". Chief shouldn't be in his position/ THAT MIGHT COME TO A CHANGE, TOO. "Might!" The City is "horribly managed" and it's -at times- "disgusting atmosphere". I WOULDN'T EVEN SAY A "WORD" Public,(except)I know I'm SAFE because these "hoods" as everyone knows don't READ anyhow. If they did, they "wouldn't be HOODS!"
Newington only could use a little but "tighter" maintenance on the STREET. "Notice" the ISLAND DIVIDERS at East Robbins and Main how "weed city" is our SIGHT. "That" is always "poor man's desert"! Should BE REPAIRED! Their are three steps to fixing the such a problem as that!
Oh, I had one "problem" once at the Library too when a clerk -shut off my computer- w/ 45 seconds remaining out of SPITE/ & because that lady is a WITCH. & your Director goes and informs me that that's impossible. Don't know if the Director was herself "bamboozled"/ probably WAS & I don't know YET if she has learned differently since. Wow, did I LOSE a "nice message" that day (writing to Paris Hilton).
**RIGHT/RIGHT she probably doesn't read her letters.(But, that is SOMETHING ELSE!)
John Wilkinson

Berlin, CT

#53 Sep 23, 2014
Get real wrote:
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Pretty funny for someone from HPD to be giving anyone advice on Police conduct.
You can't think that EVERY CITIZEN is BAD, do you?

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