The special prosecutor will investigate police officers’ use of deadly force and, if necessary, prosecute them.
As deadline approaches, some CT police departments still don’t have body cameras
It remains unclear how many municipal police officers are wearing body cameras and how many still need them.
Senate fix tees up ‘clean slate’ for final passage in House
Senate action Wednesday likely ensured House passage of a bill expunging criminal records of thousands of Connecticut residents.
House approves bill delaying changes to police deadly force rules
Under the bill, the changes governing police officers’ use of deadly force would go into effect Jan. 1, 2022.
State to close three prisons as advocates call for reinvestment in marginalized communities
Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed ‘right-sizing’ Connecticut’s correctional system due to a decade-long decline in the prison population.
Should social workers ride with police? This Connecticut woman does
Kathy Evans of West Hartford now works with the Denver police as a clinical social worker. She rides with police and responds to calls where often her expertise is more valuable than the traditional tools of a police officer. Each workday morning at 6 a.m., Katharine “Kathy” Evans turns out for roll call at the […]
Amid a reckoning on police violence, Criminal Justice Commission deadlocks on inspector general nomination
It’s not clear what happens next.
State police union sues Connecticut over police accountability bill
The union argues pending Freedom of Information requests will cause “immediate and irreparable harm” if certain documents are released.
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.
Passing police reforms was hard. Making them work might be harder.
Gov. Ned Lamont will sign a police accountability bill as officials consider how to implement a measure so bitterly fought by cops.
Police reforms clear Connecticut Senate on partisan vote
The state Senate gave final legislative approval early Wednesday of a sweeping police accountability bill.
Police reform measure passes a divided House
The state House of Representatives voted Friday morning to pass an ambitious police reform bill.
Blue Lives, Black Lives and sharp lines on police accountability bill
Democratic leaders struggled to keep its majority caucus united behind passage of a sweeping police accountability bill Thursday.
CT faith leaders amplify support for police accountability bill
State religious leaders, prominent voices in the push for police accountability, hope the bill before lawmakers passes.
Police accountability bill revives decades-long debate about investigative subpoena power
State’s attorneys say they need it to investigative police use of deadly force. Advocates fear a “legislative slippery slope.”