On January 7th, 29-year-old Tyre Nichols was brutally attacked by five Memphis, Tennessee police officers. According to the AP, Nichols died three days later from injuries sustained during that attack.

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The entire incident was captured on police body cameras and the images are tough to watch. Nichols' death has caused a wave of outrage across the country and agitated an already sore subject in America. The relationship between the police and minority communities is in a very raw place in our country.

Memphis Reacts To Release Of Police Body Cam Video Of Tyre Nichols' Arrest Prior To His Death Days Later
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On Saturday, January 28th, 2023, the Danbury Officials issued a statement denouncing the actions of those Memphis police officers. The press release was made available by City Hall but was co-signed by Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito and DPD Chief Patrick Ridenhour. The statement reads:

"Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of Mr. Tyre Nichols, who lost his life because officers in Memphis violated their oath of office and the laws that they swore to uphold. The video is appalling. Appropriately, these officers have already been terminated, arrested, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is no rightful place in this profession for brutality under any circumstances. The outrage that this senseless assault has caused is felt by all, including the dedicated men and women of the Danbury Police Department and every other good police officer who believes that this job can and should be done with compassion and by respecting the life and dignity of everyone we encounter. The Danbury Police Department greatly appreciates the support we have from our local community over the years and promises that we will never take that support for granted. Through education, training, outreach and, most importantly, proper supervision we will continue to do everything possible to ensure accountability and to build and maintain positive relationships and trust with our entire community.”

Memphis Reacts To Release Of Police Body Cam Video Of Tyre Nichols' Arrest Prior To His Death Days Later
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We will follow up on this statement when we speak with Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito later in the week on the I-95 Morning Show.

Camping for Cans 2022

Camping for Cans is an annual event thrown by I-95 to collect cash and non-perishable food items to benefit the Hillside Foot Outreach. Hillside feeds those in-need, in the Greater-Danbury area. Each year we gather in a Brookfield parking lot and have fun in the name of the Greater good. The 2022 CFC was as good a year as we've ever had, take a look.

Camping for Cans 2021 Photo Album

Camping for Cans is our annual food/cash drive to benefit the Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside is an organization that feeds those in need all throughout the Greater-Danbury area. For years, I-95 has teamed up with them to get the word out about the needs of our neighbors in the area. 2021 was a smash hit and we raised thousands of dollars and truck loads of food with Hillside and our corporate sponsors. These were some of the many faces that joined us over the weekend (11/19-11/21).

Want to keep up with Danbury News? If so, check out the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Podcast. The show is available wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. The program is the same one we do on the radio but with limited commercials and no music. You can also listen live by streaming the show on the I-95 Rock Mobile app, or tune into I-95 (95.1FM).

Photo: Aurora Photography
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