From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Over five years ago, in the aftermath of the shooting death of a 15-year-old by a city police officer who was later cleared of wrongdoing, Pastor Anthony Bennett was one of the faith leaders demanding changes to local law enforcement.
So Bennett expressed frustration and disappointment this week after learning Bridgeport’s police union last Friday endorsed Bob Stefanowski, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, ahead of this coming Tuesday’s election.
Stefanowski has made opposition to parts of 2020’s statewide police accountability law dealing with issues of officer immunity, consent searches and use of force a centerpiece of his campaign against Democratic incumbent Ned Lamont, who received the majority of the city’s votes four years ago.
… “It’s disturbing the police union of Bridgeport seemingly is out of touch with the broader statewide efforts toward reform, particularly in urban centers,” Bennett, who is Black, said. “Obviously many people in suburban towns, their relationship with law enforcement has a different dimension and nuance than many persons in urban centers.”
Full story here.