Randy Cox’s $45 million settlement is believed to be one of the largest for a police misconduct case in U.S. history.
Gov. Ned Lamont spoke at the commencement at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, a show of support that many felt was sincere.
Lawmakers approved changes to parole eligibility for some individuals and passed a bill that tries to address how and when juveniles interact with the criminal justice system.
The legislation requires law enforcement to verbally communicate to drivers the purpose of a stop before it is completed.
The bill would deem an admission, confession or statement inadmissible or involuntary if it was obtained via deceptive or coercive tactics.
CT lawmakers Tuesday passed a watered-down version of a bill that initially sought to end routine strip searches in CT’s prisons and jails.
The CT Senate advanced a landmark bill intended to protect historically disenfranchised communities from discrimination at the ballot box.
The bill would require that the governor receive “advice and consent” from the House and Senate before designating the parole board’s leader.
Under the bill, the CT parole board could consider parole for certain people serving long sentences for crimes they committed under age 21.
The Senate approved former Sens. Paul Doyle, a Democrat, and Jason Welch, a Republican, to serve as Superior Court judges, moving their nominations to the House for another vote.
The first step in reforming the Connecticut bail system would be a constitutional amendment, a multi-year process that includes a referendum.
The pause in commutations — reductions of prison sentences — comes as CT Republicans have raised concerns over an increase in the last year.
Hourly rates for CT public defenders haven’t increased since 2007, are lower than at other state agencies and are among the lowest in New England.
The Judiciary Committee approved a host of justice-related bills that are going to the House and Senate for a possible vote in the coming weeks.
The Judiciary Committee voted to send a revised bill to the House and Senate that would explore installation of body scanning technology.