The Criminal Justice Commission was prepared to vote Wednesday to open a case against Colangelo in which formal charges could be presented.
Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday said Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. would “be gone” if the governor had the power to fire him.
Questions about office tensions were addressed before Richard Colangelo was reappointed as Connecticut’s chief state’s attorney on Tuesday.
One police chief said they need more time to train officers on new use-of-force rules.
State’s attorneys say they need it to investigative police use of deadly force. Advocates fear a “legislative slippery slope.”
The bill would narrow the circumstances where police could use deadly force and end qualified immunity.
Many law enforcement officials are using George Floyd’s death to support police reform in Connecticut. Not Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo.
“The pandemic should be first and foremost on their mind when they’re looking at these cases,” says Richard Colangelo.
The appointment came after a daylong series of interviews of four finalists, who grappled with prosecutors’ role in high rates of incarceration nationwide.