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?
- 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.