• 12/09/16

    Charges Against Hartford Officer Show Flaws of Police Oversight System

    “Communities are watching, and they deserve police forces that fairly, justly, and wisely protect and respect all people. Police officers deserve to work with and for competent colleagues. Connecticut lawmakers must adopt independent police oversight and accountability systems to ensure that dangerous officers are not allowed to assault with impunity.”

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  • 11/16/16

    Freedom of Information Commission Rules for ACLU-CT in Complaints Against Stratford, Bridgeport

    In decisions announced in April and November 2016, the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ruled that the Stratford and Bridgeport police departments must provide the ACLU-CT with records regarding whether the departments ever purchased or used drones, cellphone eavesdropping or tracking technology, or cellphone forensics devices.

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  • 11/07/16

    Know Your Voting Rights

    Know your rights about registering to vote on Election Day. If you or someone you know are in line by 8 p.m. and are prevented from registering to vote, it’s time to contact the ACLU-CT.

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  • 10/06/16

    ACLU-CT: Hartford Video Raises Serious Questions About Police Oversight

    “The disturbing video footage released on Wednesday by the Hartford Police Department raises serious questions about police transparency, accountability, and use of force, and about prosecutors’ abilities to pursue justice in cases of police misconduct. This is not the first time that Connecticut prosecutors have sat on video footage of questionable police conduct. Until there is meaningful police transparency and truly independent oversight of police, we fear that it will not be the last.”

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  • 10/03/16

    Remembering Bill Olds

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut is saddened to learn of the passing of William “Bill” Olds, a staunch defender of civil liberties and the organization’s first full-time executive director, who died on Friday, September 30.

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