Police-involved shootings that result in death undermine public trust in law enforcement, and lack of police accountability further erodes it. Families are suffering because of the lack of police transparency and accountability. The public and victims’ families are kept in the dark about police behavior. In Connecticut, family members and friends of people killed by police, and the public, wait an average of 14 months for the release of an investigative final public report on a fatal shooting incident. Some families have been forced to wait three years to learn what happened to their loved one. We strongly encourage the legislature to support House Bill 5757.
H.B. 5757 An Act Expediting Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings That Result in Death