Sergeant's Credibility Questioned

Sergeant's Credibility Questioned

There are 11 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 2, 2007, titled Sergeant's Credibility Questioned. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

April 3, 2007 By TRACY GORDON FOX , Courant Staff Writer Linda Yelmini, deputy commissioner of internal affairs for the state police, called it "a new day" last week when revised general orders were issued to ...

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Jeff Thompson E-Hampton

Orange, CT

#1 Apr 3, 2007
This being the once a day report of Police misconduct in the state of Connecticut. Be it State or Local police. With the ajectives like " credibility ", " inconsistencies ", "ineptness ", " & obtuse " this guy sounds like he would fit right in to a department like right here in East Hampton where the inability to conduct a proper investigation is commonplace from the cheif on down.
jay

Fall River, MA

#2 Apr 3, 2007
The state police need a civilian review board - we pay for this garbage, we should be able to police the police - they have consistently proven incapable of either policing the public or themselves.
John

Tuxedo Park, NY

#3 Apr 3, 2007
Same old..same old...nothing will ever change. Trooper think they are above the law. This is just more proof to show this.
Activist Guy

Somersworth, NH

#4 Apr 3, 2007
The credibility of all police officers in Ct. is really "at issue." That's the truth. Two police offcers bald-assed lied at my trial in New Haven. In a subsequent brief on appeal, the State said police officers have a right to come into court and "express their opinions." This is balderdash and codswaddle. Nobody has explained why New York state police were called in to investigate Ct. state police? What is the precedent for this? What if N.Y state is corrupt and incompetent? Did anybody ever think of that? Things are definitely nutty in the Unconstitution State.
Jackie

United States

#5 Apr 3, 2007
I think that people, including troopers, should stop pointing fingers at Jae Fontanella, and focus on contributing to a better department. Holding old grudges never solves a thing.
Molly

Hartford, CT

#7 Apr 3, 2007
We need to hear more stories like this so we know what action is beiing taken, but so many go untold. There are stories that even the courant, especially tracy will cover up becasue its about her source or leak in the state police. You will only hear what the they waant you to hear about never the whole truth!!!
toddm1

Savona, NY

#8 Apr 3, 2007
we need to have a civilian review board for the state police. right now they run themselves like the army- as noted by an indepent U of H masters program found out in 2005.
dave

Durham, CT

#9 Apr 3, 2007
time to restucture the agency ... primary responsibility would be highway safety ... eliminate the "free-loading" resident trooper program (tell the towns to get their own police departments and stop sucking up my tax dollars)... get most of the troopers out of the casinos (over 100 !- come on !!!) fill those spots with retired troopers and officers - its just a freakin' background check - you don't do them on bankers or doctors or teachers ... then give the truck program to the dmv like the governor suggests ... keep the major crimes unit and even the emergency services unit - then take some of the NOW plentiful troopers and finally properly staff the narcotics and auto theft units ...
dave

Durham, CT

#10 Apr 3, 2007
Jackie wrote:
I think that people, including troopers, should stop pointing fingers at Jae Fontanella, and focus on contributing to a better department. Holding old grudges never solves a thing.
jackie - the guy sounds like a crook to me ... think you could get away with that ? i hope not ! i'd punish my 5 year old for doing that - so in my mind this "trooper" has absolutley no excuse !
J thompsonEHampton

Orange, CT

#11 Apr 4, 2007
Lying & Larceny grounds for dismissal. Shouldn't that always have been the case ? It's called common sense.
Here in East Hampton certain police officers should be dismissed based on lying through their teeth.
Molly

Hartford, CT

#12 Apr 6, 2007
I agree larceny is grounds for dismissal, but insubordination, and bullying and threatening froma superior officer is to, but the state police The good old boys there) are covering this all up as well. How is that a Sargeant can create an hostile work environment, threaten and scream at multiple troopers and still have a supervisory job?(Sgt. Calvo) How can a trooper scream and lie and disregard a luetients and sargeants orders and an IA not be punched.(trooper Ed A.) Becasue despite Rell's trying to change things the good old boys rule and Tracy Gordon Fox covers up the story as they are the Hartford courants little spys, and the are LT Cols. that are covering up for their friends. The Good ol' boy network is still there. How do you put a new commissioner in and not let him pick his command staff? please it will never change.

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