Diverted

A new model of policing has reduced recidivism in Seattle and Albany. But a year after New Haven adopted a similar program, community leaders say the city has fallen short.

Photo by Vivek Suri. Officer Osvaldo Garcia rubbed his eyes and yawned as he slumped into the driver’s seat of his police cruiser. “It’s been a long day,” he sighed. But it was about to get much longer. For four hours, Garcia and I would sit idling in a parking lot in The Hill, a neighborhood just west of downtown New Haven, our only company the intermittent crackle of Garcia’s radio and the whoosh of cars careening down Columbus Avenue. Garcia is tall with close-cropped. . . Read more
Jack McCordick