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Connecticut Police Accountability Task Force Releases Recommendations

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Daryl McGraw, co-chair of the Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force, speaks at the group's meeting on Monday. The task force released draft recommendations for police reforms on Thursday.

A state task force in Connecticut has released a preliminary set of recommendations for improving police accountability. This comes after Governor Ned Lamont asked the group to fast-track its work.

The state set up the task force last year, but they hadn’t met since January of this year – until the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Just days after meeting earlier this week, the task force released a draft report of 20 recommendations for police departments in the state. They include mandatory body cameras, a ban on chokeholds and an increased community presence within the department, including internal affairs investigations.

The group unanimously backed the recommendations of President Barack Obama’s policing task force, issued after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Missouri.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.
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