The ACLU-CT believes that highly militarized policing should be defunded in favor of investing those funds into the programs, resources, and services that truly create stable, healthy, and safe communities. Highly militarized police units, like SWAT teams, turn communities into war zones. Neighborhoods are not battlegrounds and no arm of the government should be treating Connecticut residents like wartime enemy combatants. Militarized police harms communities and people. They should be defunded, not prioritized through sweetheart immunity deals for collaborators.
SB 924, An Act Providing Immunity from Civil Liability to a Physician Who Accompanies and Assists a State, Regional, or Municipal SWAT Team