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Chief State's Attorney's Review Of Outstanding Police Shooting Reports Due This Week

Nov 25, 2019

Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane says he will finalize his review this week of several incomplete reports on deadly police shootings. 

Kane was due to retire last month but agreed to stay on to look into why Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy hadn’t formally resolved five outstanding police shooting investigations.

The state’s Criminal Justice Commission addressed Kane’s review during a Monday meeting at the Division of Criminal Justice.

The commission’s chair, State Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald, said once members receive the report they will have to “evaluate it and determine what next steps, if any, are appropriate under the circumstances.”

The Hartford Courant reported that four of the shooting incidents occurred between March 2008 and July 2012. One of the open cases on Hardy’s docket is the April killing of 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz by a Wethersfield police officer.

Starting Dec. 1, a new policy will require state’s attorneys to submit reports on police shootings within 120 days of an investigation being completed.