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Bridgeport councilwoman calls for end of alleged 'illegal secret meetings'

Bridgeport City Councilwoman Maria Pereira is calling for an end to what she describes as "illegal secret meetings" held by city officials.

News 12 Staff

Dec 13, 2020, 11:39 PM

Updated 1,287 days ago

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Bridgeport City Councilwoman Maria Pereira is calling for an end to what she describes as "illegal secret meetings" held by city officials.
She was joined by supporters, including the group Justice for Jayson, at a press conference Sunday morning. She says she and the group will be filing a Freedom of Information complaint against City Council President Aidee Nieves and Councilman Scott Burns regarding "secret meetings" they're allegedly organizing and hosting about Bridgeport police reform and budgeting.
Pereira says these topics must be discussed in public and proper notice must be given in advance in accordance with state law.
Nieves and Burns issued a statement saying in part, "We have reached out to the commission for clarity. We will be taking the next steps of the working group, then issue a statement once a decision has been reached."
Pereira says, "No city in the state has endured more scandal resulting from its police department than Bridgeport, making full access to efforts to reform it more important than ever."


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