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The Wheelhouse Digest
Tue October 22, 2013
UConn Complaint; East Haven Ambivalent; Hartford Council Calls for Criminal Investigation
It's a day for discussing where certain things fall on the range of just-a-bad-idea to downright criminal. The verdict is out in the East Haven trial of two police officers, Dennis Spaulding and David Cari, who were both found guilty of violating the civil rights of Latinos. Residents there appear divided in their response. In other news, seven women have filed a federal discrimination complaint against UConn, and Hartford's City Council wants a formal state investigation into Hybrid Insurance Group. More below in The Wheelhouse Digest.
SIX UCONN STUDENTS AND ONE GRAD FILE SUIT AGAINST UCONN
The women allege the school showed "deliberate indifference" toward them in the wake of sexual assault reports.
Seven women announced a federal discrimination complaint they filed against UConn on Monday. Their lawyer, Gloria Allred, said the school could face sanctions or the loss of federal funding if the Department of Education investigates and finds a basis for the allegations. Some of the women shared their personal stories during a press conference, recounting rape and death threats online.
EAST HAVEN GUILTY VERDICT ELICITS "SPLIT REACTION"
A common thread among residents is a sense of strong emotion.
As news of Monday's guilty verdict began to spread in East Haven, some residents refused to speak or give their names, and others expressed support for the police. "There are a lot of good officers on that force," said one Main Street merchant to reporter Randall Beach, adding, "There are a lot of very strong opinions on both sides of the fence."
HARTFORD CITY COUNCIL SEEKS INVESTIGATION
A request to Kevin Kane points to Hybrid's problems and a tangle with city officials.
Hybrid Insurance Group in Hartford has been running into problem after problem in recent weeks. Now the Hartford City Council is requesting that State Chief's Attorney Kevin Kane investigate the company and the complicated web it has woven with city officials.