The shocking video out of South Carolina has race and policing back on the front page. This hour, we learn what a new CCSU report tells us about racial profiling and traffic stops in Connecticut.
Also, Lawmakers are also considering a bill that would require the disclosure of arrest records. This comes after a state supreme court ruling last year that essentially allowed police to withhold information while prosecutions are pending.
This issue has pitted some police and prosecutors against freedom of information advocates - and raised concerns about protections for victims of crime. We'll listen back to a panel taped last week on police transparency.
The first Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Public Forum will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at New Haven City Hall.
- Ken Barone - Research and Policy Specialist for the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at CCSU
- Earl Bloodworth - Information Officer for the African-American Affairs Commission
- Dean Esserman - New Haven Police Chief
- Kevin Kane - Chief State’s Attorney
- Tejas Bhatt - Assistant Public Defender in New Haven
- Jim Smith - President of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information
John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.
The police transparency panel was co-sponsored by the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government. Listen to the entire panel discussion here: