The special prosecutor will investigate police officers’ use of deadly force and, if necessary, prosecute them.
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‘This is life in this country.’ D.C. Trump riots echo racial violence throughout U.S. history, CT leaders say
The chaos unfolding in Washington is a forcible reminder about white privilege in this country, black leaders say.
Photos: A day of protests in Hartford
Black Lives Matter advocates crossed paths with Trump supporters in two very different protests Saturday in Hartford.
Lamont signs police reforms, but tells cops, ‘You’re my heroes’
Gov. Ned Lamont’s ceremonial signing of the police accountability bill opened with flattery of the police who fought its passage.
Lawmakers propose cracking down on police use of deadly force
The bill would narrow the circumstances where police could use deadly force and end qualified immunity.
This Juneteenth is different
There are increasing calls for Juneteenth to be an official holiday in the state.
Black protesters recount growing up in a mostly white town
“We are suffering from two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism.”
Thousands in New Haven march for racial justice
It was one of many protests around the nation Friday sparked by the killing of black people by police.
Lamont rebuffs Trump, says the ‘Connecticut way’ is peaceful protest
Gov. Ned Lamont praised police and protesters for constructive engagement after the death of George Floyd.
Chants of ‘No justice, no peace’ and no traffic moving on I-95
“It’s not every day we take over a highway, you know,” one protester said. “It makes you want to cry.”
On MLK Jr. Day, a look in Connecticut at challenges ahead
A suburban pastor recalled Monday how Connecticut was the place where a teenaged Martin Luther King Jr. first escaped the Jim Crow laws of the racially divided South, a bittersweet experience that would profoundly shape King’s view of racial injustice in America. And a gay, white adoptive father of three black sons spoke of living a “transcultural life.” It was all in observance of the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
Hartford police begin New Year with old civil rights problem
It was the late 1960s and many American cities were ablaze with racial tensions involving police that often resulted in rioting and violence. Hartford was no exception. The result was a lawsuit and a legal agreement for the city to make a number of changes, including hiring more minority police officers. But after more than 40 years, the police force is still bound by the agreement and struggling to more closely mirror its community.