NOV
16

Lawsuit by former Fairfield cop convicted of stealing drugs heads to trial

Police said signed out more than 225 folds of heroin, more than 800 OxyContin pills and a few packets of cocaine from the department's evidence room on the pretext of needing to have the drugs tested. November 13, 2019 BRIDGEPORT — A former Fairfield police detective will be allowed to sue the town over his resignation, a judge has ruled. A Superio...
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JUN
15

Kathleen Flynn cold case homicide: Suspect tracked for decades

The warrant details the process on how other suspects in Kathleen's murder were eliminated through DNA testing and hair samples. June 14, 2019 ORWALK — Marc Karun first popped onto police radar as a potential suspect two weeks after Kathleen Flynn was found sexually assaulted and strangled to death near Ponus Ridge Middle School in September 1986. ...
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MAR
09

Man arrest in connection with 2002 Hartford cold case murder

This work relies upon the latest investigative techniques and the newest technology, including highly sophisticated DNA analysis March 9, 2019 HARTFORD — Hartford police and the Office of the Chief State's Attorney Cold Case Unit made an arrest in 2002 cold case murder. James Raynor was charged on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, while serving a 37 year pri...
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MAR
08

Hartford police make arrest in 2002 cold case homicide

The homicide took place on May 10, 2002 just before 9 p.m. on Center Street. March 6, 2019 HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Hartford Police have made an arrest in a 2002 cold case homicide. The homicide took place on May 10, 2002 just before 9 p.m. on Center Street. Harry Baez, 25, was shot and killed. On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, police arrested James Raynor i...
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JUL
19

Ex-officer sentenced on drug charges alleges discrimination


Theft of drugs from his department's evidence room July 19, 2018 FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A former Connecticut narcotics detective who pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with the theft of drugs from his department's evidence room has filed suit against his town. The Connecticut Post reported Stephen Rilling, 40, argued in his lawsuit filed i...
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MAY
13

Rape Kit Tracking Bill Goes To Gov


The bill the Senate passed Wednesday requires the implementation of kit-tracking by the Division of Scientific Services. May 9, 2018 HARTFORD, CT — The House passed legislation Wednesday designed to improve the tracking of rape kits once they are tested. The bill passed unanimously in the House by a vote of 148-0; it passed earlier this week in the...
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MAY
07

Connecticut Man Exonerated After Serving 16 Years for a 1991 Murder He Didn’t Commit (DNA)


Swinton, who was 51 years old and had no significant criminal record, always maintained his innocence and endured a lengthy trial in early 2001. May 5, 2018 (Hartford, CT – March 1, 2018) With the consent of Hartford State's Attorney Gail Hardy, a Connecticut judge dismissed the 1991 murder indictment against Alfred Swinton today based on new DNA a...
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MAR
27

Mayor’s son pleads guilty to stealing drugs from Fairfield PD By Daniel Tepfer


Fairfield Police Detective Stephen Rilling appears at his arraignment in Bridgeport Superior Court, in Bridgeport, Conn. June 2, 2017. Rilling, son of Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, is charged with third-degree computer crime, second-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, possession of narcotics, second-degree forgery, tampering with eviden...
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SEP
14

State Police Seize $1 Million Worth Of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop

​Statewide Narcotics Task Force seized one kilogram of fentanyl, with a street value of $1 million​ September 14, 2017 State troopers detectives with the Statewide Narcotics Task Force seized one kilogram of fentanyl, with a street value of $1 million, after stopping a car on I-95 in Old Lyme, police said. The officers pulled over a 2009 Honda Acco...
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JUL
03

Deadly Fentanyl Disguised As Prescription Pills

An autopsy revealed the victim, not identified by authorities, overdosed on drugs including fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Enter Article DATE HERE When a Hamden man texted his dealer for four 30-milligram oxycodone in March, he may not have known what he was actually buying. It wasn't until after ...
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JUN
30

Cop pleads not guilty to stealing heroin, pills

June 30, 201 MILFORD - A former veteran Fairfield Police detective pleaded not guilty Friday to stealing thousands of dollars in heroin and OxyContin pills from the police department. Stephen Rilling, the 40-year-old son of Norwalk's Mayor Harry Rilling, whose investigations put dozens of drug dealers behind bars, stood before Superior Court Judge ...
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JUN
02

Fairfield narcotics cop accused of stealing heroin, OxyContin

"Like too many other families in Connecticut, my son and our family are facing the effects of the opioid epidemic that is sweeping our state," the mayor said." June 2, 2017 BRIDGEPORT - Investigators were preparing to arrest Fairfield Police Detective Stephen Rilling for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in heroin and OxyContin pills from the...
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JUN
02

Fairfield narcotics cop accused of stealing heroin, OxyContin

Police said between June 2016 and February 2017, Rilling signed out more than 225 folds of heroin, more than 800 OxyContin pills and a few packets of cocaine from the department's evidence room on the false pretext of needing to have the drugs tested and "ultimately converted these narcotics for his personal use, and consumed them as a result of an...
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MAY
26

Fairfield Police Arrest Detective After Probe Into Missing Evidence

Fairfield police said they have reviewed their policy and have implemented stricter guidelines regarding evidence. March 27, 2017 A police detective has been arrested after an investigation into missing drug evidence, police said. Detective Stephen Rilling, 40, was charged with possession of narcotics, forgery and tampering with evidence, among oth...
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DEC
17

Former New London police officer found dead in car


A former New London police officer, who resigned last year after an investigation into problems in the department's property room, was found dead   inside a vehicle in the commuter lot at Exit 24 on Interstate 395. December 13, 2016 Griswold — A former New London police officer, who resigned last year after an investigation...
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JUL
16

Potato Leads To Arrest Of Connecticut Stripper In Arson Case


A potato stuffed into a vehicle's tailpipe helped lead them to a 19-year-old Connecticut stripper who's now charged with setting fire to a business in a dispute over money. July 13, 2016 PROSPECT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say a potato stuffed into a vehicle's tailpipe helped lead them to a 19-year-old Connecticut stripper who's now charged wi...
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NOV
16

Nearly $10,000 Reported Missing From Bridgeport Police Safe

CBSNewYork, newyork.cbslocal.comBYLINE: Associated PressBridgeport, CTBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An investigation has started to determine what happened to nearly $10,000 reported missing from the Bridgeport Police Department’s evidence safe.The missing money had be...
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OCT
27

Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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OCT
27

Former Ansonia police officer to be tried in New London for evidence tampering, theft

The Day, theday.comBYLINE: Karen Florin, , CTThe case of a former Ansonia police officer charged with stealing and tampering with narcotics evidence has been transferred to the New London Judicial District to avoid the appearance of a conflict of in...
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SEP
25

Hartford Police Department Property Room Employee Fired, Arrested For Larceny

Hartford Courant, courant.com BYLINE: David Moran Hartford, CT A civilian employee in Hartford PD property room fired and arrested for misappropriating evidence HARTFORD – A former city employee assigned to the police department's evidence room was fired and later charged wi...
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SEP
16

Former Ansonia officer arrested for evidence tampering

WTNH NEWS 8, wtnh.com BYLINE: Dylan Hyman, WTNH.com Staff Ansonia, CT (WTNH) — Former Ansonia Police Officer Matthew Macero has been arrested on charges that he tampered with and stole evidence from the Ansonia Police Department back in 2013. The Connecticut State Police han...
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MAY
22

Investigation: Inconsistencies discovered in New London Police Department’s evidence room

WTIC • A Tribune Broadcasting Station, FOXCT, foxct.comBYLINE: Katie CorradoVideoNew London, CTNEW LONDON — The New London Police Department is investigating inconsistencies discovered during an audit of its evidence room.According to New London Deputy Police Chief Peter Rei...
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JAN
16

Jury selection to begin in retired East Haven cop’s theft trial

New Haven Register, nhregister.comBYLINE: Evan Lips, New Haven RegisterEast Haven, CTRetired East Haven Police Officer Michael D'Amato, and attorney Gregory Cerritelli appear in New Haven Superior Court in May 2012. D'Amato allegedly stole $1300 from an evidence locker. Mara...
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SEP
27

Ansonia officer under investigation

Connecticut Post, ctpost.comBYLINE: Michael P. Mayko, , CTANSONIA -- A city police officer is under investigation for the possible mishandling or theft of painkillers seized in local drug arrests and kept in the department's evidence room.State Police...
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JUL
29

Evidence destroyed in Stamford woman's drunk-driving case

The Hearst Corporation, Darien News, dariennewsonline.comBYLINE: John NickersonStamford, CTSTAMFORD -- A judge has been asked to drop felony charges against a city woman who allegedly killed two men while driving drunk on Interstate 95 in Darien in 2010 because state police ...
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DEC
05

Trooper charged with stealing $3,700 from dying man was captured on dash camera

Hearst Communications Inc., Connecticut Post, ctpost.comBYLINE: Daniel Tepfer, , CTAaron Huntsman, a state trooper, was arrested after police said he took a chain and cash from the dead victim of a motorcycle crash in Fairfield in September 2012. ...
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MAY
19

Suffield Officer Arrested, Fired After Missing Evidence Probe, Chief Says

Hartford Courant, courant.comBYLINE: ANTHONY DILORENZO, FOX CTLink to ArticleSuffield, CTJeremy C. DePietro (Town of Suffield / May 18, 2012) SUFFIELD —— A veteran police officer who was arrested last week on larceny and evidence tampering charges relate...
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MAY
11

Ret. East Haven Detective Charged with Stealing from Evidence Locker

Shore Publishing, The Courier, The Day Publishing Company, theday.comBYLINE: Courier StaffLink to ArticleEast Haven, CTRetired East Haven Police detective Michael D'Amato was profiled by the Courier in 2006 for his extensive work with the town's youth. He was charged today w...
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JAN
09

At Embattled State Crime Lab, Limits On Evidence Set

The Hartford Courant, courant.comBYLINE: JOSH KOVNER, to ArticleHartford, CTThe expert panel wrestling with a huge backlog of untested DNA cases at the state crime lab has for the first time set limits on how many evidence samples the police can send ...
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OCT
06

Drop-box drug disposal program statewide

Canaiden Online Media Network, connecticutplus.comBYLINE: Conencticut Department of Consumer ProtectionLink to ArticleHartford, CTHARTFORD, CT - On the heels of a successful pilot project, the Department of Consumer Protection’s Drug Control Division is offering help to town...
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MAR
09

Familial hope: After East Coast Rapist arrest, Harringtons push for DNA

The Hook, issue #1010, readthehook.comBYLINE: Courteney Stuart | to ArticleNew Haven, CT"Why haven't you picked me up sooner?"State Police say that no evidence links the East Coast rapist, left sketch, with the still unknown man wanted in the death...
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NOV
24

Evidence lost in at least 4 Dane County cold cases


Capital Times, CT The Cap Times, host.madison.comBYLINE: STEVEN ELBOW | The Capital Times | County, WIAccess to the evidence room maintained by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is highly restricted. This view was shot through a screen in an open locker...
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FEB
03

Ex-city man guilty of rape;

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA)BYLINE: Patriot Ledger staffDanielson, CTJudge gives former Quincy resident 20-year sentence for 1988 Conn. attackDANIELSON, Conn. - A sexual predator who a judge said "honed and perfected" his technique while living on the South Shore was sent...
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JAN
31

DNA EVIDENCE SITS FOR MONTHS;

Hartford Courant (Connecticut)BYLINE: DAVE ALTIMARI and MATTHEW KAUFFMAN, Haven, CTAS CRIME LAB STRUGGLES WITH BACKLOG, STATE USESFEDERAL FUNDS IN EFFORT TO CATCH UPFor nearly two years, the DNA samples connecting Ronald Brown to the rape of a teenag...
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