The ACLU of Connecticut wants a study on how police in cities and towns across the state are implementing the use of body cameras.
Executive Director David McGuire testified before Connecticut lawmakers this week about a bill that would ask for a study on how that money is being spent. He said that $10 million was bonded in 2015 for the purchase of body cameras but that municipalities have yet to take advantage of it.
On Friday, Aug. 7, a man died after a Hartford police officer used a taser to subdue him. Police said the man became combative during a medical assistance call. Connecticut state police are investigating his death. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut says it wants police to be equipped with tasers that feature video cameras.
Some Connecticut residents concerned about social justice issues were at the state Capitol in Hartford to learn about how to lobby their lawmakers. The activists are concerned about several bills being considered in the legislature this year.