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After Officer-Involved Shootings, Questions About Police-Community Relations

Apr 29, 2019

Two recent officer-involved shootings have shaken communities across Connecticut.  This hour, we take a look at these two stories. We hear from Connecticut Public Radio reporters who’ve been on the ground in New Haven and Wethersfield.

We ask a lawmaker: Does Connecticut have in place strong enough laws for police accountability? And we take a look at de-escalation training for police.  How can this training serve officers in the heat of the moment?

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

GUESTS:

  • Lori Mack - New Haven-based reporter for Connecticut Public Radio covering criminal justice (@lmackwnpr)
  • Ryan Lindsay - Hartford-based reporter for Connecticut Public Radio and the Guns & America public radio reporting collaborative (@RLindsayReports)
  • State Senator Gary Winfield - Represents New Haven and West Haven, and Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee in Connecticut General Assembly (@10SDDem)
  • Ray Hassett - Retired lieutenant with New Haven Police Department; he conducts de-escalation trainings for police officers and the public 

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.