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Waterbury condo complex under investigation for conditions, code violations

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WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A crime scene investigation (CSI) team is taking photos and videos of a crumbling condominium complex in Waterbury.

Bradley Gardens is the center of attention because of its trash covered grass, broken balcony doors and a collapsing fence.

"It's not bad living over here, it's just the conditions - it's not the people, it's the condition," said James Martin, a resident.

Inside of the complex, ceiling sections are missing, carpet has a rancid smell and the complex is not up to fire code.

Drywall has been completely ripped out in spots and has been like that for months. An elderly man who owns a condo is still paying fees but can't live there.

Residents and police want to hold G&W Management, the company that is supposed to be taking care of the property, responsible.

G&W Management claims the property was in awful shape when they were appointed to care for it and the company blames the majority owners for not giving them the money to make repairs.

"Our forensics team documented the property with pictures and video," said Lt. Dan Lauer, of Waterbury police.

The city is lining up evidence to show a judge with the hopes of pushing G&W to clean up the complex.

It is also a liability issue after the city was sued after a fatal fire broke out in 2007, and the city does not want a repeat incident.

A hearing is set in civil court for Aug. 7.

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