Abdussabur Eyes Retired Cops For Walking Beats

A retired police sergeant-turned-mayoral candidate has a plan for beefing up the city’s walking beats: hiring back fellow retired cops to pound the pavement, without a gun or the power to arrest — and with a civilian ambassador” by their side.

Shafiq Abdussabur described that proposal Wednesday afternoon during a mayoral campaign press conference about his new public safety plan for New Haven.

A retired police sergeant who spent 21 years working for the New Haven Police Department (NHPD) and who served on a state Police Accountability & Transparency Taskforce, Abdussabur is one of three Democratic challengers to two-term incumbent Mayor Justin Elicker vying for the nomination in this year’s Sept. 12 party primary.

Read more on the New Haven Independent.