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In Wake Of Breonna Taylor Decision, Conn. Residents Sound Off On Police Accountability

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Connecticut’s Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force met virtually on Thursday to hear testimonies from Connecticut residents.

Thursday’s meeting was the seventh held this month.

One resident, Vicki Clarke, says calling the police in her community creates more problems rather than solving anything.

“Number one, it takes them hours to respond, and number two, it’s gonna be with an attitude. A lack of care and sensitivity. So there’s this apathy. Why would we even call the police?” Clarke said.

The speakers shared their thoughts on how to improve police relations with the public — specifically with youth, people of color, and people with mental health issues.

The meeting comes just after the Breonna Taylor decision in Kentucky, where none of the officers involved were charged in her death.