Brian Zumhagen has been a weekend anchor at WNYC since 2003. His career in journalism started in 1993, with an internship in the press office of the German Green Party’s parliamentary delegation. Brian went on to spend the rest of the ‘90s working as a reporter, producer, and fill-in anchor at NPR member station KQED in San Francisco. He’s returned to Germany several times over the years for reporting projects. Most recently, he won a grant from the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to produce radio features for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before coming to WNYC, Brian was a frequent contributor to PRI’s The World. He reported for the program on 9/11 and served as the show’s United Nations correspondent during the run-up to the Iraq war. Brian lives in Queens with his wife and children.
CT Governor Dannel Malloy Says He's 'Embarrassed' by Police Scandal
Monday, February 06, 2012
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said Monday he’s “embarrassed” by the allegations that members of the East Haven police department were attacking and intimidating Latino residents.
Four police officers were arrested by the FBI in January and charged with assaults, false arrest and intimidation of Latino residents and business owners. The incident led to the retirement of the town’s police chief.
Delivering the keynote address at a symposium on race and crime at John Jay College in Manhattan on Monday, Malloy said there is no excuse for the kind of behavior the arrested officers allegedly carried out.
“We’re going to hold people to a much higher standard,” Malloy said. “As a Connecticut resident, I’m embarrassed. And I think most Connecticut residents are embarrassed.”
The governor said he's charged his Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, Mike Lawlor, with making sure the state is complying with its own laws and gathering information about the racial demographics of police stops.
Leonard Gallo, chief of the East Haven Police Department, has been chastised by federal civil rights investigators for creating a hostile environment for witnesses. He was suspended in April 2010 after the FBI launched a criminal investigation but was reinstated to the post in November. At the time, Governor Malloy expressed his displeasure with the reinstatement, but he has not weighed in on whether Gallo’s replacement should come from outside the East Haven Police Department.
With the Associated Press