Exempting the employment records of probation officers from release to certain individuals would constitute an unnecessary erosion of the Freedom of Information Act, Andrew Schneider, executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut, told a legislative committee on Wednesday. House Bill No. 5125 would exempt the personnel files of probation officers, including investigations into allegations of misconduct, […]
The Meriden City Council has been discussing a new rule that would prohibit members of the public “from using offensive or abusive language and personally attacking any public officials” at council meetings, a prohibition that the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut warned would be “blatantly unconstitutional.” In a letter dated Jan. 31, 2014, ACLU […]
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut joined other supporters of aid-in-dying legislation at a news conference Wednesday to urge legislators to allow terminally ill, mentally competent patients to choose death with dignity. The news conference, arranged by Compassion & Choices of Connecticut and state Rep. Betsy Ritter, featured remarks from medical professionals, clergy, relatives […]
After an initial disagreement over an annual racial profiling report presented to the Manchester Board of Directors by the Manchester police chief, the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the town of Manchester established a consensus on the importance of better data on traffic stops and race to making any conclusions valid. “We all […]
The Manchester Police Department used invalid methodology and unsupported conclusions in a report purporting to analyze racial profiling by its officers. “The data provided in the report show, if anything, the opposite of the stated conclusion,” said Sandra Staub, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.
Police could closely track the movements of millions of innocent Connecticut drivers under a bill that would allow authorities to keep license plate scans for five years.
Responding to objections from the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, the Meriden City Council has changed a proposed rule on comments from the public at its meetings.
In legislative testimony, the ACLU of Connecticut called for police accountability on several fronts, including how law enforcement officers use drones for surveillance.