From State’s Attorney Maureen Platt:
“Jayson Negron died tragically on May 9, 2017, after being shot by Officer James Boulay. However, in light of the foregoing, Officer James Boulay reasonably believed that the use of deadly force was necessary to defend himself from the use of deadly force–that being the Subaru operated by Jayson Negron. In so doing, Officer Boulay acted in conformance with Connecticut General Statute 53a-22. Although not dealt with in detail in this report, I have reviewed the conduct of all officers present and have found that the use of force, if any, by each of them was appropriate and in accordance with our law.”
From State Rep. Chris Rosario:
“The decision not to prosecute Officer James Bouley is disheartening and another strike against faith in a system that many believe is broken and needs fixing,” said Chair of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, Rep. Christopher Rosario (D-Bridgeport). “There have been too many questionable police-civilian outcomes across the country and working on increased transparency and different approaches to interaction will increase safety for everyone. We need to start a process and real conversation that includes accountability, law enforcement, the public, and legislation if need be–we need to address this pervasive nation-wide issue now. I pledge to keep working closely with my leadership, colleagues and members of the BPRC to make this issue a top priority for our caucus this upcoming session. I am also asking for anyone planning to join in demonstrations today to show your solidarity to Jayson’s family by not engaging in violent protests–instead show your support with peaceful actions that will honor his memory.”
From Mayor Joe Ganim:
“I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Jayson Negron and all those affected by this terrible tragedy. I stand in solidarity with the community in peaceful and constructive means to express our feelings and emotions through this difficult healing process.
“This has been a very difficult eight months for the family and our community. We will continue to work with leaders in the community and other elected officials to find opportunities to bring people together and support our youth.”
From Police Chief AJ Perez:
“This is a very difficult time for the community and for my department. This was a tragic event where a police officer made a split-second decision. I want to express my deepest sympathies to Jayson Negron’s family and to the community as we work through this terrible incident.
“I am committed to working with our local and state leaders to build bridges with all of our citizens as we go through this difficult healing process.”