BREAKING: Danbury Democratic Town Committee chairperson accused of spreading "falsehoods" and "inappropriate conduct"
Tuesday, June 08, 2021 Time: 5:34 PM
Last night, Danbury Zoning Commission member Attorney Candace Fay announced her departure from the Democratic Party and cited Town Committee Chairperson Andrea Gartner as the main factor in her decision.
To be clear, the allegations levied by Fay to the DDTC Chairperson are troubling and should be a matter of concern among registered Democrats in the city. If the allegations are true, then the public deserves more than the flippant response from the person who is responsible for drafting the slate of candidates for this year's municipal election.
The following are the letter from Attorney Fay and the response to the letter from DDTC chair.
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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.