In the wake of last week's fatal shooting of teenager Jayson Negron by Bridgeport Police, the ACLU of Connecticut, and members of the state legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus, are calling for the passage of a bill to increase police accountability.
Connecticut’s largest city has adopted a term to show its support for undocumented residents, but it’s not “sanctuary city,” the term most cities use. Instead, Bridgeport voted to call itself a “welcoming city.”
Connecticut State Police say they’re reviewing a video that appears to show Bridgeport teenager Jayson Negron as he lay dying on the street after being shot by a Bridgeport police officer last week. Negron’s cousin Giovanni Rivera posted the video to Twitter on Friday.
Connecticut’s largest city, Bridgeport, has been debating how to show support for its undocumented residents without adopting the term ‘sanctuary city.’ Some in city government, including Mayor Joe Ganim, worry the term is politically divisive.