Fail to the Chief

09Mar11

Buturla's Tenure

Although not officially announced, it seems that we are finally coming to the end of Police Chief John Buturla’s reign of terror. Very reliable sources have indicated he has finally found someplace that would hire him. Apparently that place is Richmond VA were his friend Bryan Norwood (ex Bridgeport Police Chief) is now the Chief of Police.

Many things have been written on this blog about Chief Buturla’s reign and his relation to the former Town Attorney (his brother Richard), Miron and Loschiavo. Not to mention his persecution and prosecution of his own officers and citizens. You cannot run a police department effectively if you constantly lie and have zero credibility It does, however, please us to say one more thing about Buturla: He’s going!

On a much more positive note; can this department be turned around? Absolutely! It will take leadership and trust and there is no shortage of that within the department. There was just no place to put it before.

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37 Responses to “Fail to the Chief”

  1. 1 1george1

    The DEVIL you know ….

  2. 2 jezebel282

    George,

    I’m wondering what the cops in Richmond did to deserve Buturla.

  3. 3 1george1

    JEZE
    I’m wondering what the cops in Richmond did to deserve Buturla?

    =

    GEO – NOTE my blog post the FBI was visiting Town Hall Tuesday
    afternoon and that I have blasted the FBI + JUSTICE even more
    than the POLICE / STATE POLICE ….

    Some perspective about the BOYS CLUB of the SCUM in the POLICE
    and MILITARY psuedo patriots – not the REAL HEROS who put their
    lives on the line like PAT TILLMAN did and MILLIONS of other do….

    JOHN BURTURLA is former head of CT STATE TROOPER HOMELAND
    SECURITY

    CIA: Camp Peary is a military reservation in York County near
    Williamsburg, Virginia. Officially it is referred to as the Armed
    Forces Experimental Training Activity
    Balance moved to:https://stratfordcharter.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/the-dark-side-ii/#comment-16020

  4. 4 1george1

    George,

    I’m wondering what the cops in Richmond did to deserve Buturla.

    GEO – Jeze aren’t you glad you asked?
    I bet B O T H Chris and Portia are equally upset about the ROLLING
    STONE ARTICLE + GARFIELD Observation + INSIDE JOB Documentary!

    – Wikipedia = which Fred Musante hates

    Inside Job is a 2010 documentary film about the financial crisis
    of 2007-2010
    Balance moved to: https://stratfordcharter.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/the-dark-side-ii/#comment-16029

  5. 5 mikereynolds

    So that’s what all that cheering was coming from Longbrook Ave.

  6. 6 jezebel282

    Mike,

    “So that’s what all that cheering was coming from Longbrook Ave.”

    Oh…I thought it was because they got their basement back.

  7. 7 mikereynolds

    Well maybe a little of both.

  8. 8 jezebel282

    Mike,

    The Town of Stratford suddenly (within a month) has the chance to do some wonderful things for its citizens. With the imminent departure of the Fire Chief, Police Chief and EMS Administrator (we still have a pretend CFO to work on), Mayor Harkins has the golden opportunity to improve three of the most critical Town departments.

    Let us hope that he rejects the usual political considerations that have plagued us for so many years. In other words, ban any member of either the RTC or DTC from offering advice. A suggested comment would be “Thanks anyway, I’ve got this one”.

    For example, Harkins should be on the phone TODAY with Assistant Chief Tom Murray offering him the position of Fire Chief. No one cares more for both the citizens of Stratford and the firefighters that protect us than Tom Murray. And no one that would argue that point.

  9. 9 1george1

    There is a huge scandal of police and fire overtime, which has
    been going on for years.

    There is another scandal about pay levels in BoE.

    The Health Care Deductable (Town + BoE) issue is ticking.

    Most of the Ranking Police, Departments Rank, and past Councils
    + BoE, and lawyers might deserve JAIL TIME?

    When I write Stratford’s taxes are 40 % too high, it it not an exaggeration.
    Certain people need to bribe the unions to keep from being stopped.

    I have a plan to keep PENSIONS from being completely lost and decent
    benefits to be retained.

    So far the FEAR of LOSING OUT with the GREED, has yet to be replaced
    by the FEAR of LOSING E V E R Y T H I N G !!!

    Harkins was in Hartford when State Lawmakers passed a bill related to
    corruption and losing P E N S I O N S.
    > I wasn’t the one who passed the BILL.
    > I have been warning.
    > Look at re-read the Taibbi Story in the Rolling Stone.
    “NO ONE is GOING to JAIL!”

    ONE THING MISSING FROM THAT STORY?

    SO FAR !!

    I expect violence.
    I expect back lash.

    To be in the top 25 % of American Income is $ 67,750.

    What are the W – 2 for the:
    Administrators
    Teachers
    Town Hall / Management
    Police
    Fire

    PCS husband is not among them, nor are many.

    People have been seduced into committing
    F R A U D + C O N S P I R A C Y

    I have been warning they have been E N T R A P P E D.
    As long as it has quietly been going good, they would accept it.

    There is a changing of the guard coming.

    There are new people who OWE N O T H I N G to those who gained
    from past political power brokers who died or retired or lost power
    or will lose power.

    They took over Rowland’s organization. Waterbury
    They took over Giardino’s organization. Waterbury
    They took over Ganim and Newton’s organization. Bridgeport
    Political forces behind GE took over Fairfield.
    Shelton was built up by Scinto & has Neutron Jack.
    Lieberman, Malloy are from Stamford.
    Blumenthal, Weicker, Bush are from Greenwich.
    They control New London and the Gambling Casinos.
    Building up Storrs, meant huge money => power transfer.
    Yale is New Haven.
    Middlesex / Middletown was hudgely built up.
    Brookfield (Rell) has the Nazi-like Kissinger in the area.

  10. 10 mikereynolds

    Jez,

    I agree and I hope for Stratford’s sake Mayor Harkins comes through.

  11. 11 phineast

    Mike– with what is the real question…..

    I am hoping for someone not related to the But Boys, the Mirons, and especially the Lo family—remember the Lo family has MANY relatives and most come outta the same dirt bag….or is it a dung bag??? Hope John does more than the infamous “google” search………

  12. 12 phineast

    Stratford needs people in these positions that are so clean they squeak. Only then will we get a bit of credibility back.
    Above reproach……………….period.

  13. 13 1george1

    People:
    It is G I G O.

    Harkins has kept all of Miron’s people.
    Who cares if they leave 1/3 thru his 4 years?

    The same people who have kept quiet while the Town
    was being stolen blind are intact and you believe they
    are the solutions?

    One of Mike’s favorite questions was about people & meds?

    Einstein said it before Algore stole it >

    If you always do
    what you always did

    to expect anything different
    is the definition of insanity!

    There are union people griping about things that may be taken
    away from them ….
    That is like catching looters with TV SETS, COMPUTERS, and CASH
    they have been taken from the PUBLIC TREASURY and them havin
    the CHATZPUTZ to complain the rightfull owners want their property.

    Well DICK said it was L E G A L and we signed a contract …. D U H ?
    Doesn’t DICK’S TECHNIQUE look a lot like MADOFF’s?

  14. 14 jezebel282

    Mike,

    “I agree and I hope for Stratford’s sake Mayor Harkins comes through.”

    It would be hard to downgrade the importance of these decisions as a reflection of Harkins ability to be an effective mayor. My understanding is that he is starting to like the job and will probably run again. I could be wrong on that. It is possible that the RTC* likes him in the job and wants him to run again.

    Either way, he has a golden opportunity to do something great for citizens or completely blow it and go with the usual politics. The decision is his to make.

    *The DTC website appears to be down (for a year now). Who knows what it is they are doing. Maybe it is a reflection of the “success” of the Mironistas? Or maybe the DTC simply has no message?

  15. 15 ronmoreau

    Or they are content with the Status Quo.

  16. 16 jezebel282

    Ron,

    “Or they are content with the Status Quo.”

    If that is the case, they should all be replaced.

  17. 17 rex525

    Mike- “I agree and I hope for Stratford’s sake Mayor Harkins comes through.”

    So do I Mike, but Harkins track record shows he will not. Seems that Harkins has not wanted to take a solid stand on anything in his first eighteen months in office. He should have demanded the immediate resignation of all key Miron appointees in his first six months of office due to their lack luster performance, instead of the softball approach of promoting one and waiting out the departure of others. How much money was spent on the salaries of these people over the preceding eighteen months that Harkins has been in office? Will those that remain be promoted to fill the vacancies left behind? Do you think it that unrealistic to see Acting Chief Ridenhauer or Acting Chief Maffett in the CT Post soon? I do not, because politically that is the easiest approach to take and if John Harkins stays true to form that is the path he will take.

  18. 18 jezebel282

    Rex!

    Welcome back!

    “I do not, because politically that is the easiest approach to take and if John Harkins stays true to form that is the path he will take.”

    Sadly, you are probably correct. As usual.

  19. 19 rex525

    Thank you Jez, Europe was wonderful and I see little has changed while I was away. My house is still not sold, so I guess I’m stuck here for a while.

  20. 20 jezebel282

    Rex,

    “I see little has changed”

    Well, let’s see….we are bleeding cash in overtime payments at the PD, FD and Dispatch. Monthly expenses are now online with the glaring exception of the Town Attorney’s Office. (Lord knows where or how many millions go out that window. It’s a secret.).

    And, of course, our HR department still thinks that not hiring people at regular pay is smarter than paying tons of overtime.

  21. 21 rex525

    Jez- “Monthly expenses are now online with the glaring exception of the Town Attorney’s Office. (Lord knows where or how many millions go out that window. It’s a secret.).”

    FOLLOW THE MONEY

  22. 22 1george1

    RON: Or they are content with the Status Quo.
    GEO: B I N G O – Hit the nail on the head.

    I am wondering if the Garage FIRE on KING STREET + MAIN is
    a message to 3rd DISTRICT REPUBLICANS, since CHRIST CHURCH
    and OLD STRATFORD NEIGHBOR HOOD Association (shakespeare)
    is about the only un corrupted political group in Stratford?
    (a slight exaggeration – partially compromised by new RTC members?)

  23. 23 1george1

    REX: Jez- “Monthly expenses are now online with the glaring
    exception of the Town Attorney’s Office.
    (Lord knows where or how many millions go out that window.
    It’s a secret.).” FOLLOW THE MONEY GEO: B I N G O

    ====

    JEZE: Rex, “I see little has changed”

    Well, let’s see….we are bleeding cash in overtime payments at the
    PD, FD and Dispatch.
    And, of course, our HR department still thinks that not hiring people
    at regular pay is smarter than paying tons of overtime.

    GEO: B I N G O
    overtime payments at the PD, FD and Dispatch.
    With 93 people in fire dept, there is ample personnel to cover 14 shifts
    weekly requiring 22 fire truck + 1 assistant chief, per shift.
    Only need 5 more to cover vacations and 3 to cover sick leave.
    Fired dept tracking $ 43,000 a week in O.T. – none is NEEDED if managed
    honestly …. if there were honest contracts …
    Police? – John Burturla = Rich Burturla / Kevin Kelly made killing on the
    Stratford Town Charter Revisions = see the N A M E of this B L O G!

    O. T. is the cause of high pensions along with “supposed” contracts.
    Tim Bishop told me all BKJ Stratford “OPEN” Legal Cases are in Town Hall.
    Tim Bishop told me he was unsure if BMD (Burturla) Stratford “OPEN”
    Legal Cases are in Town Hall.
    In Budget Work shop 2 years ago, Burturla had in excess of 100 “OPEN”
    Legal cases. 😦
    (weren’t some containing years or a decade of documents?) 😉 😦

    —-

    There is a disconnect on JEZE part, by not connecting the MURRAY’S
    to “part” of the problem.
    TOM is a UNION REP and as UNION REP is supposed to REP WORKERS
    BEST INTEREST.
    There is a CONFLICT of INTEREST when the UNION REP is assistant chief.

    The MAYOR + TOWN ATTORNEYS + POLITICIANS allow it.

    I am NOT criticizing the PROFESSIONALISM or COURAGE of the MURRAYS.
    NOR am I questioning their INTEGRITY.
    They are doing A C C E P T E D PRACTICES …..

    There is a direct correllation between Management and Union use and
    abuse of O. T. as FISCAL, LEGAL, and ETHICAL responsibilities.

    It is happening nationwide.
    In Congress / Senate = no one goes to Jail
    WALL STREET = no one goes to Jail
    BIG OIL = no one goes to Jail
    CORPORATE EXECUTIVES = no one goes to Jail
    BIG WAR = no one goes to Jail
    POLITICAL PARTIES = no one goes to Jail
    TEACHERS, POLICE, & FIRE = no one goes to Jail
    COURTS / BAR ASSOCIATION = no one goes to Jail

    I do not advocate anyone in Stratford going to Jail or being disbarred.

    What would it take to get honest government?

  24. 24 phineast

    George-even an earthquake and a tsunami wouldn’t be enough… :/

  25. 25 1george1

    As to your observation, Phin => 😉 🙂 8) … 😦

  26. 26 jezebel282

    George,

    “There is a disconnect on JEZE part, by not connecting the MURRAY’S
    to “part” of the problem.
    TOM is a UNION REP and as UNION REP is supposed to REP WORKERS
    BEST INTEREST.”

    Actually, he is not a “UNION REP”. You would have to ask Bill Hansen (president) who is representing IAFF 998, since their membership is apparently a secret. (No access on their own website).

    “There is a CONFLICT of INTEREST when the UNION REP is assistant chief.”
    Now what, since he is not a “UNION REP”?

    The disconnect is not with me. Let’s take one example: Dispatch. There is no supervisor there. The Town has budgeted for a staff of 12. There are 8 dispatchers. The reason for overtime is obvious.

    Let’s use another example: What possible reason could there be for not including the Town Attorney in the monthly reporting of expenses? It’s only budgeted for a mere $1.5 million. Does anyone think it won’t be all spent and more? Will we ever know how? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  27. 27 1george1

    TOM MURRAY is the UNION REP @ the PENSION FUND.

    If you have issues with TOWN ATTORNEYS, MIRONS, LOSCHIAVOS,
    or the RTC, you have a RIGHT to your POLITICAL BELIEFS about
    various issues to the CT POST and STRATFORD STAR, which has
    appears to have been taken over by KELLY, HOYDIC, FIRE TRUCK,
    and TEACHER.

    they have the right to express their opinion and the more they do….

  28. 28 1george1

    If you intend to write to support Tom or Ellen or unions, be wary.

    The newspapers have facts, agenda, and editorial control.

  29. 29 jezebel282

    George,

    “If you intend to write to support Tom or Ellen or unions, be wary.”

    It’s not really a question of support. It is what it is. They happen to be dedicated, honest and caring firefighters. Really simple. As for the unions, sooner or later (probably sooner) they will realize $100+K pensions are unacceptable and unaffordable.

    “The newspapers have facts, agenda, and editorial control.”
    LOL! So do I.

  30. 30 1george1

    My post was related to writing to the CT POST or STAR.

    The Republican party has controlled the Council + Board Ed for
    most of 25 years while certain people control the Demon-crats.

    The Police, Fire, and Education have been bribed!

    If / when the truth comes out about who is stuffing cash in their pockets
    there might be significant changes.

    People lie intentionally.
    Many people benefitting choose to believe the lies.
    No one runs the numbers.

    =======

    You wrote the Union / Political mantra about the PENSIONS being unfunded.

    If the unions were given $ 27. 3 million of the 1st 3 BOND YEARS
    (@ $ 9.1 million/year interest and principle repayment)
    and about $ 2 million the 1 year the council with held deposit,
    it would NOT change the present situation.

    1) The subsequent Pension short fall deposits would be lower.
    2) The 2008-2009 crash dropped the Portfolio from $ 115 million
    (add the $ 30 million = $ 145 million) to a bottom of $ 34 million
    AFTER PENSION SHORT FALL DEPOSIT early 2009.
    Union disregards 60 % – 70 % would have been wiped out.
    3) The subsequent Pension short fall deposits would be lower.

    NET result would be the PORTFOLIO might be a few million higher now.
    NOTHING MAJOR!

    The union is counting on not having the $ 9.1 million after 2017.
    Right now and posted earlier on the week there is $ 19,850,000
    going to pensions and annuities.

    It is increasing $ 2 to $ 3 million per year and by 2016 it may reach
    $ 30,000,000 IF IF IF IF there is NOT another CRASH!!

    Then with all the FIRE, remaining Police, PW, Town Hall adding to the
    $ 19 million present obligation to over $ 20 million it can easily reach
    $ 45 milllion or 10 MILS.

    Plus HEALTH CARE where RIGHT NOW over $ 3 million is going to the
    Deductables of TOWN + BOE, whereas last year, just the BOE was about
    $ 3 million.

    Close schools ?

    It is a canard to get people to support the Budget.

    New Fire Trucks? Payola.

  31. 31 jezebel282

    Update:

    Famous Citizens Throughout Richmond, VA history

    Historical Figures:
    Thomas Jefferson designed the Virginia Capitol.
    John Marshall was the longest serving Chief Justice in Supreme Court history.
    Patrick Henry delivered his “give me liberty or give me death” speech at St. John’s Church and lived at Scotchtown.
    Pocahontas lived at what is known today as Henricus Historical Park.
    Maggie L. Walker was the first African-American female founder and president of a bank.
    Oliver Hill was a primary attorney in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education civil rights case.
    L. Douglas Wilder was the first African American governor in the U.S.

    Authors:
    Edgar Allan Poe grew up in Richmond.
    Douglas Southall Freeman, Pulitzer Prize winner, lived in Richmond.
    Tom Wolfe , best-selling American author and journalist, was born and raised here.
    Patricia Cornwell , a former resident, uses the Richmond Region as the setting for many of her novels.
    David Baldacci , a best-selling novelist, was born and raised in Richmond.

    Athletes:
    Arthur Ashe Jr., Wimbledon Champion and philanthropist, grew up here and learned to play tennis on Richmond’s public tennis courts.
    Lanny Wadkins, golfer, lived in Richmond.
    Ralph Sampson, former player for NBA’s Houston Rockets, lived here.
    Shawn Barber, NFL player, attended high school and college in the Richmond Region.
    Willie Lanier, NFL Hall of Famer, lives here.

    Celebrities:
    Jimmy Dean, the sausage king, lives in the Richmond Region.
    Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, born and discovered in Richmond, invented a new way to tap dance.
    Shirley MacLaine, actress, lived here.
    Carbon Leaf, a five-piece band playing Celtic roots rock, is based here.
    D’Angelo, R&B singer, lives here.
    Matt Lauer , co-host of NBC’s Today Show, was once a local talk show host.
    Elliot Yamin , American Idol finalist, grew up in Richmond.

    Soon to be added: John Buturla, disgraced Chief of Police in Stratford CT

  32. 32 jezebel282

    John, I thought I would save you some time:

    AirTran Airways
    AirTran Airways, Flights 359 / 239
    1 Stop
    Depart: 6:00 AM
    New York, NY (LGA)
    Arrive: 10:24 AM
    Richmond, VA (RIC)
    Connect in: Atlanta

    $147
    Total $168
    (Tar & feathers not included)

  33. 33 1george1

    JEZE you forgot to write

    BATTLES of BULL RUN
    of
    manASSES ….

    “Quantico” trains FBI + DEA on how to promote domestic crime and perpetuate,
    for increasing BUDGETS.

    “Camp Peary” trains CIA on how to foreign domestic crime and perpetuate,
    for increasing BUDGETS.

    Former Bridgeport U. S. Attorney is now working for GUILIANI’S NY FIRM,
    after being # 3 in BUSH JUSTICE DEPT.

    Maybe a certain person is being groomed to head FBI?
    I do not want ENVISION him in a skirt like Hover + #2?

  34. 34 jezebel282

    George,

    JEZE you forgot to write

    “Quantico” trains FBI + DEA on how to promote domestic crime and perpetuate,
    for increasing BUDGETS. “Camp Peary” trains CIA on how to foreign domestic crime and perpetuate, for increasing BUDGETS.

    I had a feeling you might add those on your own.

  35. 35 1george1

    “I had a feeling you might add those on your own.”
    JEZE – I did not want to let you down!
    I know those touches make you warm and fuzzy ….
    or is it WET …. and W I L D ?

    No one has commented on my 4 + month beard?
    As long as I was writing about warm and fuzzy ….

    Lookin out side …. it may warm up in April ….

    I would offer to auction shaving it off.
    But there are som people you just do not want to give a razor …

  36. 36 jezebel282

    Update:

    “Ridenhour named acting chief of police
    Written by John Kovach
    Wednesday, 13 April 2011 20:38”

    I suppose that’s all we could reasonably expect from Harkins & Ing.

    Deputy Fire Chief Curtis Maffet must be frantically shopping for a Chief’s costume right now.

  37. 37 1george1

    I think Ridenhour, Geen, and Ing are highly competent.

    So far, Geen + Ing have turned out to be political.
    No surprize.

    When I was with USPS, “nominally” Republican Management and
    “nominally” Democratic regional national union allowed the same
    HIGH TURNOVER of RANK PERSONNEL, which happened under
    Miron.

    Management implemented a cover story of EEOC purview changes
    in personnel, to justify hiring lower cost workers who were, like
    the female post master + female # 2:
    – lesbian or gay
    – female
    – added minority back ground of personnel.

    The average hire of those two wore earings and were under EEOC
    purview protection, which INSULATED the HIGHER UPS ……

    Is it my imagination (softball alert) Or

    1 – are the political parties using the same playbook?

    2 – are the political parties breaking down Stratford?

    3 – will there be a take over of Stratford by the FEDS / CT who
    want to place stratford, trumbull, & easton under bridgeport,
    in their power consolidation of R E G I O N A L I S M ?

    4 – note the CT POST has rarely published me.
    Ranking Post management have relatives in Stratford positions
    of influence. Note JEZE reference to “blyte” + Harkins aid.


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