Policing

Nassau County Police
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Police reform advocates are criticizing a Nassau County bill that would make police and other first responders a protected class under human rights laws. The bill, set for a vote on Monday, would allow police to bring civil lawsuits against anyone who harasses or menaces them as those terms are defined under New York penal law.

Nassau County Police
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Advocates want New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject Nassau County’s submission for state-mandated police reform after the Attorney General’s office criticized the plan. Cuomo’s office has so far withheld comment.

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Suffolk County residents are mostly satisfied with police, according to a new community survey. Yet, there is significant difference between how white and Black residents feel about Suffolk County Police Department.

NHPD Taser
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Body camera footage released this week shows a New Haven, Connecticut, police officer pulling a gun and a taser on a Black man, who said he shoplifted clothes. The display of force happened on April 14, three days after a Minnesota police officer said she mistook her gun for a taser and fatally shot Daunte Wright. The following includes a description of an arrest that may be sensitive for some audience members.

Law enforcement stops a driver.
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An end to broad protections for police officers against lawsuits will not hike insurance rates for towns or police departments in Connecticut, according to a report by the Insurance Law Center at University of Connecticut.