As the ACLU of Connecticut firmly believes that there can be no such thing as too much oversight of police, we support this bill in concept, but this proposal does not go far enough toward solving Connecticut’s need for police accountability. As written, this bill would not accomplish its goal of creating a meaningful, mandatory statewide accreditation process for all local and state police departments. We encourage the committee to strengthen this bill to create provisions that would better ensure true police accountability, oversight, appropriate training, and safety.

Status

Pending

Session

2018

Bill number

H.B. 5303

Position

Needs amendments

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