Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bridgeport, CT - Golf Match Turns Sour

Cop units cut to save on OT - The Connecticut Post Online:

BRIDGEPORT — Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood has disbanded the department's 12-officer Traffic Division and other specialized squads, including the K-9 Unit, Mounted Unit and the Tactical Narcotics Team, may be next on the chopping blcok.

'It is my understanding that other specialized units are going to be disbanded this week,' said Officer Frank Cuccaro, the president of the local police union.

Norwood on Friday said the changes are designed 'to maximize the resources in patrol in order to minimize overtime expenditures. I'm trying to look at any way to reduce overtime."