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Police violence cases spurring CT proposals for body cameras

WASHINGTON — A rash of cases involving police violence against young black men — most recently including the death of a Baltimore man in police custody — has bolstered the case for body-worn police video cameras both in Connecticut and Washington. Several Connecticut departments are exploring the idea, and the U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on the issue this week. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut police struggle to hire more minority officers

Despite ongoing efforts to recruit more minority officers, there continue to be large discrepancies between the ethnic makeups of the state’s largest cities and towns and the police forces that serve them, a Connecticut Mirror analysis shows. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal says he’d rather be a senator than the nation’s top cop

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday he’s honored by speculation he’d be considered to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder, “but I’m even more honored to serve as senator for the people of Connecticut.” Continue Reading →

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State to review CT police use of military equipment

WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s police chiefs assured the state’s U.S. senators that the abuses of police authority that occurred in Ferguson, Mo., would likely not happen in Connecticut. But it’s likely Connecticut cops’ use of military equipment to fight crime is soon coming under review. Continue Reading →

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Grenade launchers and other war-fighting equipment militarizes CT police

WASHINGTON – Images of Ferguson police dressed in riot gear, riding in massive armored vehicles and using high-power rifles like those used by the U.S .military has touched off a debate on the wisdom of militarizing police forces across the nation, including those in Connecticut, by giving them cast off Pentagon equipment. Continue Reading →

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