PATRICK RAYCRAFT / HARTFORD COURANT
January 30, 2009
Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez poses for a group shot with constituents and supporters following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Whole 9 Clothing on Main Street in Hartford on Jan. 30, three days after his arrest on corruption charges that included bribery. From left are Nancy Barrow, Dennis Mink, owner Anthony Griffin , Mayor Eddie Perez, Melinda Bridgeforth, Hartford city councilwoman Veronica Airey-Wilson and Adrien Myles with his baby daughter. A cut-out image of President Barack Obama appears at far right. In foreground is Jakari Lewis, 18.