Chief Al Baker offers his remarks regarding the opening of the new police station Danbury Police Station ribbon cutting ceremony: 04.21.09
On Tuesday afternoon, with hundreds of residents in attendance, the ribbon was cut on the new police station on Main Street.
While I'll get into the history of the new building (because Mayor Boughton laid out some inaccurate information during his speech), for now, here's video footage from Tuesday's event (NOTE: You can thank my daughter for the times in the video when the images shakes all over the place).
NOTE 2: If your having problems viewing the hi-resolution version of the video, when the video frame goes black, wait a few seconds and manually start the video by hitting the space bar on your keyboard. Hoping that my server fixes the problem soon.
On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.