Lieutenant David Daniels III Officer in Charge of the Community Services Division for the Bridgeport Police Department has confirmed that he is being replaced by the department. I spoke with Lt. Daniels and he said “I called the Chief and asked him about it and was told that he feels a change is necessary, I also spoke to the mayor whom told me it was the chief’s choice. Police officers are like soldiers and have to go where we are sent, I will go on to my next assignment without reservation.” DoingItLocal.com was first alerted to this from Eneida Martinez-Walker when she posted on our Facebook wall of an upcoming protest for Lt. Daniels on Friday July 6, 2012 at 6pm at Margaret E. Morton Government Center formerly known as City Hall Annex. Lt. Daniels would not speculate why he is being replaced. We called Elaine Ficcara, Director of Communications for Mayor Finch and left a message. When she contacts us we will post an update to this online article. Lt. Daniels said he is “comfortable where he is in life”, his only concerns are what is going to happen with the community programs he has started like the Officer Friendly Basketball Program, iWatch Bridgeport, the Community Food and Toy Giveaway during Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Lt. Daniels said he will continue with the Connecticut Stop Violence Movement he started this year. “This has nothing to do with my position with the city but everything about me being a born and bred citizen of Bridgeport” he said. Ironically Daniels is scheduled to retire from the force this October.