Police Accountability

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta speaking in 2016.
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Republican lawmakers in Suffolk County say cuts to the police department might not be necessary. Legislators want a full accounting from County Executive Steve Bellone on how federal funding has been spent.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said modifications to the newly passed police accountability law will not be on the agenda for a special legislative session this month.

Damian Dovarganes / AP

The Suffolk County Legislature has voted unanimously to explore equipping police with body cameras. Apart from a small trial program, neither Suffolk or Nassau County police officers wear body cameras.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando "A.J." Perez leaves the Brien McMahon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse out a back door on Thursday in Bridgeport, Conn. Perez was arrested Thursday on federal charges that he rigged the police chief hiring process.
Jessica Hill / Associated Press

Federal authorities have arrested Bridgeport, Connecticut, police chief A.J. Perez along with the city’s personnel director amid allegations they rigged the city’s 2018 search for a new chief.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
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After weeks of criticism for not addressing police reform, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has formed a task force to “develop a comprehensive policing plan.”