State's Attorney David Cohen reads a statement in state Superior Court in Stamford.

State’s Attorney rebukes Stamford leaders in school case

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In a strongly worded statement, State’s Attorney David Cohen, the chief law official for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, reprimanded city leaders, school administrators and even The Advocate for the lack of reaction in the case of a Stamford High School teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with a student and the failure of administrators to report the […] [Read More]

Judge grants probation to Stamford High principals

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UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Judge Richard Comerford granted the request for accelerated rehabilitation to both Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, but not before State’s Attorney David Cohen assailed the culture in the schools that puts children’s safety second to keeping the information out of the public eye. The two administrators […] [Read More]
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Stamford High principals’ case continued

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STAMFORD — The state Superior Court judge reviewing the cases of the two Stamford High School administrators charged with failing to report a sexual relationship between an English teacher and a student, has delayed a decision on granting them a special form of probation for a week. Judge Richard Comerford said he has been given […] [Read More]
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Westport man charged with drug possession

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STAMFORD — A Westport man was charged with drug possession Wednesday after he mistakenly passed a civil court clerk a small bag of cocaine folded inside some bills he was using to pay for some copies from his divorce file. Matthew Kurtz, 46, of Kings Highway North, was charged with possession of narcotics and released […] [Read More]
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Police: Springdale mom whipped 3 children

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STAMFORD — A Springdale mother was charged Monday with abusing her three young children, police said. Silvia Serrano, 30, of Hope Street was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, three counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree strangulation. She was held overnight by […] [Read More]

West Side man charged in stabbing

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STAMFORD — A West Side man was charged Monday with stabbing another man at a party on Spruce Street in August. Edgar Najera of 44 Wright St., Stamford, was charged with first-degree assault. The arrest came after police were sent to 145 Spruce St early in the morning of Aug. 24 for a reported stabbing. […] [Read More]
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Friends, family rally for justice for Stamford cab driver

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STAMFORD — Family members and fellow cab drivers call for justice in the stabbing death of Mahomed Kamal earlier this week. Shota Mekoshvili, 29, an immigrant from the Republic of Georgia, has been charged in the murder and is to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford Friday afternoon. Kamal has been remembered by […] [Read More]

Stamford police chase suspect through downtown dinner crowd

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Update Thursday, Aug. 28, 11:50 a.m. – The suspect whom police chased through downtown Stamford Wednesday was wanted in the murder of a taxi driver earlier in the day. Shota Mekoshvili, a 29-year-old native of the Georgian Republic was charged Wednesday night with the murder of a Stamford cab driver after an intense manhunt and […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport limo driver charged with impregnating Stamford girl, 14

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STAMFORD — A 57-year-old Bridgeport limousine driver was charged Friday morning with impregnating a 14-year-old Stamford girl after carrying on a two-year relationship with her. Stamford police charged Andre Joseph of Bridgeport’s East Side with first-degree sexual assault and felony risk of injury to a minor after carrying out an early-morning sting operation to lure […] [Read More]

Man charged with groping 8-year-old girl in Stamford

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STAMFORD — A city construction worker is being held on a $50,000 court appearance bond after police say he tried to buy off an 8-year-old girl with a $5 bill and grope her at an East Side Laundromat while her mother was folding clothes. Jairo Ramirez-Garcia, 32, of 597 Pacific St., Stamford, was charged on […] [Read More]