Former Bridgeport BOE member charged with attempted kidnapping requests new attorney citing ‘creative differences’

MILFORD – A former Bridgeport school board member accused of attempting to kidnap his wife’s 21-year-old son at gunpoint while posing as a police officer, told a judge he needed a new attorney due to “creative Differences” with a lawyer who had represented him.

Chris Taylor, who served on the Board of Education for six years before deciding not to stand again in 2021, appeared briefly before Milford Superior Court Judge Peter Brown in connection with the attempted kidnapping case, which stems from an incident that took place on March 23 November 2019 returns Seymour.

A prosecutor had offered Taylor a suspended sentence and a suspended sentence in September to clear the charges.

In court Wednesday, Taylor’s attorney Arthur Ledford asked the judge to let him withdraw from the case, saying their relationship had broken down.

“It just doesn’t work, Your Honor,” Ledford said. “There’s a lot of hostility, a lot of distrust.”