copscapitolMelissa Bailey photo
City Police Officer Shafiq Abdussabur (pictured at left) packed his briefcase and took his community policing message to Hartford as part of a multi-thronged New Haven push at the state Capitol for help for its youth violence initiatives.He testified Tuesday on behalf of a bill that could send money to New Haven for youth and community-policing programs. It was one of two pitches he made to lawmakers in a single day, the second one that night back home in New Haven.