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Connecticut Panel Completes Roadmap for Police Accountability

Darryl McGraw is the co-chair of the Police Accountability Task Force. Credit: Courtesy of CT-N

The panel produced a document that includes 21 recommendations on a variety of topics from recommending how to fund adding social workers to providing a framework for police departments to hire a more diverse workforce.

By Lisa Backus, CTNewsJunkie.com 

After two years of work, the Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force unanimously approved a 79-page report Tuesday that recommends more training to improve relations between police and the disability community, more recruitment in diverse communities, and more citizen review boards to examine police actions.

It’s a comprehensive roadmap that task force members hope will be implemented by the legislature and police departments throughout the state.

“This is just the beginning, not the end,” said task force Chairman Daryl McGraw.

In some cases, the recommendations would have to be implemented through legislation, in others, it would be up to the state’s Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) or local police departments to make policy changes.

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