Police Accountability

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.
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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.” 

Scott Davidson

The Connecticut Police Accountability and Transparency Task Force has stated its desire to get public insight on how to better police reform in the state.

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Connecticut’s state police union has voted “No Confidence” in Governor Ned Lamont and in-state police leaders after the passage of a police accountability law.

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A protest in Stamford, Connecticut, on Saturday in response to the death of a local man who died in police custody last year turned violent with both protesters and police suffering injuries. One officer required surgery.