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Suffolk Police Expand Surveillance Camera Program

Jul 11, 2017
Seth Wenig / AP

The Suffolk County Police Department has launched a new security camera program that is meant to reduce crime in residential neighborhoods.  

Fairfield Police To Host 'Coffee With A Cop' Event

Jun 29, 2017
Courtesy of Fairfield Police Department / Facebook

Police in Fairfield, Connecticut, will host a “coffee with a cop” event this weekend.

Fairfield Deputy Police Chief Chris Lyddy says, “There is no topic that is off the table, there is nothing scripted. It’s just exactly what it appears to be, a chance for any resident to come in, have a cup of coffee and just talk and get to know some of our officers.”

Fairfield Police first started hosting these events in February of this year, to allow community members to have more one-on-one contact with officers in more relaxed situations.

Brennan Linsley / AP

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.  

Courtesy of Jayson J. Negron Fundraiser

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.

Demi Guo / WSHU

The Southampton Police Department on Long Island wants to improve its relationship with the local Latino community. One step they’ve taken is to restart its civilian police academy. The Department worked with the nonprofit agency Organización Latino-Americana, or OLA, to develop it.   

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