“This decision is a miscarriage of justice. It is a travesty that Jose Maldonado’s family had to wait three years for a perfunctory investigation to produce this inadequate response to their loved one’s death at the hands of police.”
“We welcome this bill’s passage, commend legislators from throughout the political spectrum for taking a stand to protect vulnerable people from solitary confinement, and will continue to work toward stopping solitary confinement once and for all in our state.”
With this bill’s changes, Connecticut would become the third state in New England, and the fourteenth state in the country, to require criminal convictions in all or most property forfeiture cases under state law.
The Connecticut legislature has passed Governor’s H.B. 7044, a bail reform bill. The following is a reaction from David McGuire, executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut.
ACLU of Connecticut Calls for Legislature to Pass Police Reform, Demands Bridgeport Police Department Release Information, Following Fatal Police Shooting of Jayson Negron
The ACLU of Connecticut joined lawmakers to call on the legislature to immediately pass police accountability legislation in light of the Bridgeport Police Department’s fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jayson Negron. The ACLU of Connecticut is also calling for the Bridgeport Police Department to release its department policies and Officer James Boulay’s training history to the public.
When an Enfield police officer was named in 11 excessive force lawsuits, the town tried to keep the lawsuit settlements secret. The ACLU of Connecticut took action and won.
The ACLU of Connecticut spoke out for justice, equality, and liberty during the 2017 legislative session–and so did our supporters. By the end of the regular session on June 7, nine bills to advance justice, equality, and liberty had passed out of the legislature.
Police agencies in Connecticut routinely make it difficult for members of the public to file complaints of police misconduct, according to a new report by the ACLU of Connecticut.
Do you know your rights if you are stopped by the police? What if you are attending a protest, or recording the police? We’ve put together a few easy-to-use resources that might come in handy the next time you need quick access to information about your constitutional rights.