The ACLU-CT is committed to ending police violence and racism in policing in all forms. Accountability measures alone are not enough. Connecticut must also divest from policing and reinvest in programs that build strong and safe communities. Policymakers must reduce policing’s responsibilities, scale, and tools to build an equitable future for all people in Connecticut. This bill cannot be the end of the conversation. If the General Assembly is committed to ending police violence, it must revisit this issue over coming sessions to pass more accountability and divestment laws. This bill contains some important measures of police accountability and police divestment, which we support. This bill also contains some
provisions which require changes before their intent of meaningfully reshape policing can be fully realized. We urge the legislature to pass this bill with the changes we recommend.




Pending Special Summer Session, 2020

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