Legislators push to establish meaningful accountability for police officers

May 16, 2017

After recent high-profile incidents in Connecticut, lawmakers are voicing their support for House Bill 6663, which aims to establish meaningful accountability for police officers who use excessive force. The bill, which state Rep. Robyn Porter introduced and sponsored, would require police departments to complete an investigation within a 15-day period. If the state's Division of Criminal Justice determines the officer used excessive force, the officer would also be placed on unpaid leave.

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Hate Crime Bill Passes House

May 10, 2017

I am pleased to announce a bill I co-sponsored that makes the commission of a hate crime a felony and increases potential penalties upon a conviction passed the House unanimously and now heads to the Senate.

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House Passes Bill Preventing Forced Child Marriage

May 10, 2017

Yesterday the House passed a bill I introduced to raise the legal age to marry in Connecticut.

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Hate Crime Bill Passes House

May 10, 2017

I am pleased to announce a bill I supported that makes the commission of a hate crime a felony and increases potential penalties upon a conviction passed the House unanimously and now heads to the Senate.

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