Police Accountability

A New York City protester holds up a "Black Lives Matter" sign on Sept. 23, 2020, following a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to indict any police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
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Dozens of protests in Connecticut and New York, and across the country, have been held after a grand jury decision not to indict three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers in the death of Breonna Taylor.

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

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.

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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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.

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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.