Bridgeport detective joins new cybercrime task force

<p>Bridgeport police are joining a special team of investigators to hunt criminals on the dark web -- a hidden and largely lawless part of the internet where credit card scams and child pornography run rampant.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2017, 4:32 PM

Updated 2,403 days ago

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Bridgeport police are joining a special team of investigators to hunt criminals on the dark web -- a hidden and largely lawless part of the internet where credit card scams and child pornography run rampant.
Those are widespread problems, police say, that plague Bridgeport and its residents.
"We have a lot of issues with financial crimes," says Detective James Kennedy, an information technology expert undergoing special training for the new Cyber Security Task Force.
He will work out of the Security Operations Center within the Margaret E. Morton Government Center at the order of United States Attorney Deirdre Daly.
Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez says a dedicated Park City detective will track down dark web delinquents. 
While nearly all of the city's homicides have been solved this year, Perez says, cybercrime prosecutions are far less frequent.


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