Police Accountability

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A veteran sergeant with the Torrington, Connecticut, police department was fired after allegations of excessive force.

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Governor Ned Lamont signed into law last week a measure that expands the candidate pool for a new state prosecutor who would investigate police misconduct. The ACLU of Connecticut sees this as a step towards accountability.

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A federal judge has granted class-action status to Latinos accusing Suffolk County Police of racial discrimination. This opens the door to additional outside oversight of the department.

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Connecticut representatives approved new guidelines for when police are allowed to use deadly force. The guidelines were approved last year after a series of protests over the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.


Two Suffolk County police officers were suspended without pay Tuesday night after body camera footage captured them kicking a handcuffed suspect multiple times.