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New Haven Police Chief Faces No-Confidence Vote

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven Police Chief Frank Limon and two top aides are facing a “no confidence” referendum by rank-and-file officers who are questioning the leaders’ management style and vision for the department.

Police union officials are hoping the vote next Thursday will prompt Mayor John DeStefano to oust Limon and Assistant Chiefs Thomas Wheeler Jr. and Tobin Hensgen. The vote isn’t binding.

The union’s president, Sgt. Louis Cavaliere, has said that the trio dubbed the “Chicago 3,” who are all former Chicago officers, are harming the department, decreasing morale and lacking vision for the future.

Limon has said that he knows there are concerns about his strategies, but he plans to continue doing his job.

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