[UPDATED at 1pm] Department to Report Its Findings into East Haven Police

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut will hold a press conference today at 1 p.m. to discuss the Department of Justice’s findings.

Update at 1 p.m.

DOJ finds East Haven Police "engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against Latinos in violation of Constitution & federal law, according to DOJ briefing document for press. More to follow after press conference begins

Original Story (10:30 a.m.)

Roy L. Austin Jr., Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, and David B. Fein, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, will hold a press conference today at U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Haven at 1 p.m. today to discuss the Department of Justice’s findings in the pattern or practice investigation involving the East Haven Police Department. 

The  has been the subject of a  and a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into allegations of racial profiling and police brutality against Hispanic residents.

In addition, the department has also been the target of a .

East Haven Patch will be at this afternoon's press conference in New Haven, providing updates through our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Ivanna D. Truth December 19, 2011 at 10:39 PM
I can't believe Maturo actually went on the News and tried to blame the previous administration as this "mostly happened" while she was Mayor. Someone get that man a calendar. Read the whole report, and tell me Gallo's fit to lead a dept and doing his job. Then tell me a bunch on these guys don't deserve to be in handcuff's. Hell they tried to intimidate the feds! Imagine what they're doing to citizens.
Lance Coughlin December 20, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Definition of meGALLOmania 1 : a mania for great or grandiose performance 2 : a delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur
CitizenVoice December 20, 2011 at 01:09 AM
I've lived in East Haven for 25 years. I can't believe that man, Maturo, actually went on camera with that BS. Mayor Capone did exactly the right thing by putting Chief Gallo on leave. She was privy to a lot of facts about this case but was not allowed to speak about it. The problem with the PD did NOT start during her administration. It was rampant during the 10 years Maturo was mayor and the "Good Ol' Boys" used to joke about it (remember the T-shirts?) Who does he think he's kidding? The republicans effectively used this issue during the last campaign, pitting the EHPD supporters (the factless) against Mayor Capone. Well, now they got what they wanted. They certainly succeeded at putting East Haven on the map for having the most uninformed, gullible electorate in the state who put this backward, ignorant and racist administration back in office. It should get real interesting from here on. God help us.
Carol Massaro December 20, 2011 at 04:37 PM
The one thing that I don't quite understand is, if the majority of the traffic stops occurred during the 4 - 12 p.m. shift, how does the officer have any idea as to who he is pulling over, since it's more than likely, already dark.
Rosie December 20, 2011 at 04:47 PM
You are correct Carol. It is so easy now a days to play the race card. And everyone falls for it. Maybe we should all try it, after all, white is a race.


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