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  • General Assembly Sends Mixed Signals On Police Body Cameras

    General Assembly Sends Mixed Signals On Police Body Cameras
    HARTFORD – Several Connecticut cities and towns are moving faster on the issue of police body cameras than the General Assembly, where lawmakers last week took conflicting actions on funding and a statewide body camera mandate.
  • Bill Seeks More Police Training; Body Cameras For All Officers Rejected

    Bill Seeks More Police Training; Body Cameras For All Officers Rejected
    HARTFORD — Mindful of recent deaths of black men in encounters with police in Baltimore, Ferguson and Staten Island and the unrest those deaths caused, the legislature's public safety committee voted Tuesday to require all police officers to receive...

    Labor Panel Passes Bill That Would Charge Big Employers With Low-Wage Workers

    Labor Panel Passes Bill That Would Charge Big Employers With Low-Wage Workers
    HARTFORD — The legislature's labor committee voted 6-4 Tuesday to advance a bill that would levy fees on large for-profit employers with low-wage workers. The measure, which would raise hundreds of millions of dollars a year for state coffers,...

    Lawmakers: Cases of Police Bias, Abuse Create Deep Distrust

    Lawmakers: Cases of Police Bias, Abuse Create Deep Distrust
    HARTFORD — There was deep frustration in the voices of minority lawmakers Thursday as they described the distrust and fear of police within Connecticut's black and Hispanic communities and their doubts about the pace of reform. At a legislative...

    Former State Sen. Ernie Newton Sentenced To Six Months In Jail

    Former State Sen. Ernie Newton Sentenced To Six Months In Jail
    HARTFORD — Former state Sen. Ernie Newton was sentenced to six months in prison Friday for violating campaign finance laws, but was able to walk out of the courthouse front door when Judge Julia D. Dewey put the sentence on hold pending Newton's...