Police Accountability

Suffolk County police
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After the racial justice protests over the summer, both reformers and police unions were asked to sit at the same table and draft a plan for police reforms. In Suffolk County, Long Island, those meetings started with a confrontation and an apology from the Suffolk Police Benevolent Association (PBA).

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In a hastily called public hearing, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder presented a draft proposal to reform policing in the county. His presentation of the plan was vague, opaque and left community members stunned that it was done in closed doors without the knowledge of the very groups formed to help draft the plan.

Scott Davidson

Stamford Police Chief Tim Shaw has endorsed the findings of the department’s Internal Affairs Division that officers did not use undue force during a dispute with protesters in an August demonstration.

Suffolk County police
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After first dismissing civilian oversight of the police, several Suffolk County officials appear to have warmed to the idea of allowing civilians some input over how police misconduct is disciplined. Although, there is still a significant gap between what police reformers want and what officials have so far described.

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Connecticut's police accountability task force has rejected proposals to automatically decertify police officers convicted of felonies and drug possession.

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