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Meghan Holden, ACLU of Connecticut,

November 19, 2019

The Acting Chief of Police for the Hamden Police Department today recommended the Board of Police Commissioners terminate Department employee Devin Eaton’s employment for shooting and injuring Stephanie Washington and shooting at Paul Witherspoon in April. The following is a reaction from David McGuire, executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut:

“Hamden residents have been recommending Devin Eaton’s termination since April, and it is unfortunate that it took months for the Board of Police Commissioners to accept their complaints. The Town should not have disregarded residents to begin with, and it should not continue to ignore them now that the police department’s acting chief has also recommended termination.”