Officers Show “No Confidence” in New Haven Police Chief

Police officers in New Haven aren't happy with their new chief.

They overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Chief Frank Limon Thursday night. The final vote was 246-21. Officers also voted "no confidence in Limon's two assistant chiefs.

The union hopes the referendum will prompt Mayor John DeStefano to fire Limon.

"While I'm disappointed in the vote, I will continue with our mission, " Limon said.  "The people of New Haven have the right to expect their police department to improve public safety in their city and strengthen community trust while being a professional organization. I have not lost confidence in my Officers or in our ability to work together to achieve these goals. I will not be distracted from the job I was hired to do."

The police union claims Chief Limon has refused to address grievances in the department, has yelled at officers while denying them union representation and has not yet distributed new weapons and bulletproof vests, according to the New Haven Independent.

Limon was hired to lead the New Haven department in March 2010.

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