Homeless man from ‘tent city’ cleared of trespassing

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A homeless man arrested last month while living in a tent city at 634 Howard Ave. was found not guilty of simple trespass.

Flor “Rico” Jones was arrested July 24 and was cleared on Aug. 20.

According to a press release, Jones is homeless and cannot work because of a physical disability. He is on a waiting list for housing through Columbus House, according to the release. The statement also criticizes the seasonal closure of shelters for the situation. Police removed the tent city.

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