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Connecticut Police Union Blasts State Leaders Over New Accountability Law

Courtesy of Connecticut State Police

Connecticut’s state police union has voted “No Confidence” in Governor Ned Lamont and in-state police leaders after the passage of a police accountability law.

Union leaders also condemned Public Safety Commissioner James Rovella and Lieutenant Colonel J. Scott Eckersley in the symbolic vote.

Troopers say the new law will make it easier for people to sue police officers. They say another section changes public records laws to make it easier to access police personnel files. The union has sued the state in federal court, asking a judge to declare parts of the law unconstitutional.

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff told reporters police officers from Norwalk verbally harassed and spat at him after passage of the bill in July.

Norwalk’s police chief told Hearst Connecticut Media he plans to meet with Duff about the allegations.