We recognize racism as a Connecticut problem, not just a national issue, and we remain committed to racial justice. We will continue to fight bigotry and prejudice by challenging the ways in which they are embedded in Connecticut’s laws, legal systems, and communities.
“When the laws to hold police accountable to communities are no longer working, it is time for new laws. This incident and today’s report are the latest evidence that Connecticut needs statewide police reform. The state’s attorney’s report leaves many unanswered questions about what happened when Waterbury police officer James McMahon shot Ra’Shamel Rogers.”
The ACLU of Connecticut joined Governor Dannel Malloy and other dignitaries at Faith Congregational Church on August 2 for the ceremonial signing of nine justice reform bills, including four supported by the ACLU-CT.
“We encourage police in our state to reject the failed 1950’s-style brutality espoused by President Trump and instead adopt the transparency, accountability, and respect for human dignity that are the hallmarks of fair, just, and wise policing.”
Too many police departments in Connecticut are relying on the unfair and ineffective practice of targeting neighborhoods where people of color live and drive when deciding where to enforce car equipment violations.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut (ACLU-CT) seeks a sophisticated policy advocate to advance its civil liberties and civil rights agenda.
“One of the reasons I filed this lawsuit was to show people who feel they don’t have a voice, or the means to get help, that it’s possible to get justice.”
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.