Police Reform

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A Bridgeport police officer has been suspended for 20 days for an incident caught on video in which he struck a 17-year-old in the head with his gun.

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Civil rights advocates in Connecticut said they will be watching the state’s first inspector general, a new position with an office tasked with investigating the use of deadly force by police following the 2020 police murder of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Detective Sergeant Jeffrey Walker, President of the Guardians, Suffolk’s fraternal organization for Black police officers
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Despite assurances from officials in Suffolk County that “historic” strides are being made to diversify the Long Island county’s predominantly white police department, police employment records show very little has actually changed in regards to recruitment and promotions.

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The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office arrested a Suffolk police officer for failing to respond to emergency calls, then falsifying reports claiming he did respond.

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Black and Hispanic women make up about 25% of Connecticut's female population but make up over half of women arrested for domestic violence in the state last year. That’s according to the U.S. Census American Community Survey.