An Hour With Hartford Police Chief David Rosado

Sep 21, 2018

David Rosado is a Hartford native who spent two decades with the Connecticut state police. In February he became Hartford’s new Police Chief.

This hour, Chief Rosado will join us in studio. We ask him about what it’s like to return home as the top cop in the city where he grew up.

Nationwide, Americans continue to examine their relationship with the police as communities respond to an ever-growing list of police shootings of unarmed men and women of color.

We'll ask the chief: how can Hartford cops build trust with the community in light of a recent incident that has thrown that trust into question?

We want to hear from you. What do you want to ask Police Chief Rosado?

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WNPR: Hartford Police Sergeant Demoted, Could Lose Job After 'Trigger Happy' Remarks (September 2018) – “A white Hartford police sergeant who was caught on a citizen’s video saying he was “trigger happy” has been demoted and is fighting for his job, city officials said Thursday. ”

Hartford Courant: Vinny Vella: All Eyes Are On Hartford's Chief Rosado As He Gets To Work (February 2018)– “The message Rosado hopes to send in his first months as chief is “community first.” As he put it, that translates to serving the officers under him and making sure they have the tools to, in turn, serve the community.”

CT Mirror: Malloy: CT to be first state participating in policing database (May 2018) – “Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced he intends to make Connecticut the first state to participate in a national database aimed at identifying racial bias in policing.”

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.