Quicker Police Response Urged For Non-Emergencies


by New Haven Independent

New Haven Independent— At noon on Christmas Day Rodney Williams reported to the police that a chain saw and other power equipment had been stolen from the Munson Street construction site where he’d been working. A police officer arrived an hour later, and Williams appreciates the careful work the officer is doing in the still-open case to find the perpetrator and potentially get back the equipment. However, he also wishes the cops could have come sooner. He’s not alone.

Fox News—Police car mysteriously bursts into flames during emergency call. Mechanical fault suspected.

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