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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.   

Courtesy of New Haven Independent

A former Connecticut police officer is teaching police departments around the world how to defuse tense situations like standoffs and shootings. He tells them it’s all in how police are trained to deal with the public.

Damian Dovarganes / AP

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.

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