In the interest of democracy, justice, and equality, the ACLU of Connecticut supports this attempt to tighten the state's police car pursuit policy. When police decide to use cars to chase people, they can endanger the lives of the people they are pursuing, pedestrians, drivers and occupants in order vehicles, and themselves. We further encourage the legislature to expand this bill's reporting requirement to include reporting about other uses of force by police, in order to increase transparency about when police hurt or kill people in Connecticut.

Status

Pending

Session

2018

Bill number

H.B. 5223

Position

Needs amendments

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