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Friday, May 17, 2019


Jose Colon-Rivas, Thief or justmisunderstood?

I originally requested this report after Jose Colon-Rivas was terminated by the Hartford Schools on April 24, 2019. After numerous requests and weeks of run around by the Superintendent's Office and City Hall, today I filed an FOI complaint with the FOI Commission for a violation. Minutes later, the report arrived in my e-mail, isn't it funny how that works?

It is some interesting, but if Jose Colon-Rivas is such a thief as the report seems to portray, why would they fight so hard not to release the report?

There were some shady things going on but it obviously seems to point to a much larger problem with incompetence and management  that this behavior goes on in the Hartford Schools.

Sunday, May 12, 2019



The Hartford Police Department is currently investigating an incident involving two fourteen year-old participants in the Hartford PAL program.
On Tuesday, May 7th, members of the Hartford Police Department responded to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on a report of a sexual assault.  During the course of the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the location of incident was at the PAL program located at 50 Williams St. Initial investigation revealed that a juvenile male lured a juvenile  female to an unsupervised area of the building.  The victim alleges that the suspect performed a lewd sexual act, at which point they then both returned to the program.  The incident was reported to the police the following day, at which point appropriate action was taken, and an immediate investigation was launched.  The suspect in this incident has been suspended from the program pending the outcome of the investigation.  DCF has been notified, and are conducting a parallel investigation into the matter.
A forensic interview was conducted with the victim by the Klingberg Family Centers in Hartford. These interviews are conducted by independent organizations by qualified personnel. This  is done to preserve the integrity of the investigation and also to provide services to the victim and their family members. Klingberg works with the courts, police and DCF to provide and coordinate services.
The PAL program is operated by a board of directors from various organizations throughout the city and provide services to youth, between the ages of 6 to 18, with alternatives to violence, gang membership, truancy and substance abuse.  The programs instill the importance of integrity, respect, discipline, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork and other valuable life skills that increase individual self-worth and breed success.  The overall PAL program offers a variety of programs which serves 60-90 kids per weeknight as well as weekends when field trips, competitive athletics and other programs are conducted. There are currently over 1,500 youth in the newly formed database.
The PAL program is a not for profit 501 (c)(3) compliant to  the portion of the US Internal Revenue Code that allows for federal tax exemption of nonprofit organizations, specifically those that are considered public charities, private foundations or private operating foundations.
The criminal investigation is being conducted by the Special Investigations Division (SID) of the Hartford Police Department.
Further information regarding the incident will be provided at the conclusion of the investigation.
LT. Paul C. Cicero
Major Crimes Division & Media Relations