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Fair Haven’s top cop testified Monday that releasing the names of recipients of New Haven’s immigrant-friendly ID card would produce a crime “upsurge” in his neighborhood.

Lt. Luiz Casanova made the remark during testimony at the state Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC) in Hartford. It was the final public session about a request to reveal the names and addresses of the 5,000-plus people who have signed up for New Haven’s immigrant-friendly municipal ID card since its launch last July.

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