Backed by State Senator Ed Gomes, legislation approved by the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday requires police officers to be trained in the use of deadly force and body cameras.
From the Hartford Courant:
“I did not have to go all the way to Ferguson or North Charlotte,” Gomes told fellow committee members at the Capitol complex. “We had a case in Bridgeport. We had an officer who was acquitted who was clearly videotaped stomping on another guy.”
Gomes added, “This officer chose to take it to court. He was clearly videotaped stomping on this suspect. And he was acquitted. That disturbs me.”
“There is a great need for this legislation in the state of Connecticut,” Gomes said. “We don’t have to go to Ferguson. We don’t have to go to Baltimore or north Charlotte. I just wanted to make that remark.”
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