Police Accountability

Police Accountability

Jul 31, 2020

Two lawmakers played a role in passing  Connecticut's sweeping new police accountability law that would allow civil lawsuits against police officers accused of crimes while on duty. Senator Gary Winfield, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee is Black. Senate President Martin Looney is White. Both talk about how experiences as teenagers shaped their views on race.

Beaches, Locals Only

Jul 27, 2020

Intense lobbying before Connecticut state senators take on police reform, some beaches are open for locals only, and food pantries are in high demand.

The Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford
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Connecticut state senators will consider a police reform bill on Tuesday, which includes a controversial change that would allow officers to be sued for misconduct. The measure has drawn intense lobbying from supporters and opponents ahead of the special session.

Trusted Once Again

Jul 24, 2020
JFK airport
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Connecticut nursing homes can stop testing, Connecticut lawmakers pass police accountability, and where people with disabilities can live.

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After an all-night debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to approve a police accountability bill. The 86-58 vote came after an amendment was defeated that would have protected “qualified immunity” for police officers in civil court.