The ACLU-CT believes that due to systemic racism in policing across the country, the most effective way to keep communities of color safe from overpolicing and police violence is to reimagine the role of police. The most frequent way that police come into contact with community members is through traffic enforcement. As with many types of policing, traffic enforcement disproportionately impacts Black and brown people. And far too many encounters that begin as traffic stops end with Black people dead at the hands of police.
SB 1036, An Act Establishing a Greater Hartford Regional Law Enforcement Task Force to Combat Illegal Roadway Activity