Police Reform

Scott Davidson

A Suffolk County Police Detective has filed a lawsuit against his department alleging discrimination.

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Connecticut state lawmakers and activists are calling for the creation of an independent oversight board to review alleged police misconduct. They want the state to enhance a police accountability law that was approved last year.

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Police reform advocates said Suffolk County is still conducting certain traffic searches that were banned in March as part of state-mandated police reform. According to police data, these searches have disproportionately impacted Black and Hispanic drivers.

Scott Davidson

Nassau County announced a committee to increase the number of non-white police officers. Right now, about 87% of the department is white — far less diverse than the community they are sworn to protect.

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Supporters of a measure that would end some legal immunity for police officers who injure or kill a citizen during an arrest rallied Wednesday at the State Capitol. They said the practice, known as qualified immunity, gives bad cops too much protection.

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