NEW HAVEN, CONN. (AP) — AUTHORITIES SAY TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING THAT INJURED A WOMAN IN NEW HAVEN LAST WEEK HAD NOT TURNED ON THEIR BODY CAMERAS BEFORE THE SHOOTING. DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION COMMISSIONER JAMES ROVELLA SAID AT A NEWS CONFERENCE TUESDAY THAT A HAMDEN OFFICER TURNED ON HIS CAMERA ONLY AFTER SHOTS WERE FIRED, BUT THE CAMERA CAPTURED THE GUNFIRE BECAUSE OF A FUNCTION THAT RECALLS IMAGES FROM THE MOMENTS BEFORE IT IS TURNED ON. HE SAID THE BODY CAMERA AND POLICE VEHICLE CAMERA OF A YALE UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICER WERE ALSO TURNED OFF. A 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SUFFERED NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES WHEN SHE WAS SHOT DURING A TRAFFIC STOP ON APRIL 16. POLICE SAY THE OFFICERS WERE RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY. NO GUN WAS RECOVERED FROM THE SCENE.

 

 

WETHERSFIELD, CONN. (AP) — AN 18-YEAR-OLD CONNECTICUT MAN SHOT BY POLICE AFTER ALLEGEDLY DRIVING TOWARD AN OFFICER DURING AN ATTEMPTED TRAFFIC STOP HAS DIED. STATE POLICE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT THAT ANTHONY JOSE VEGA CRUZ, OF WETHERSFIELD, “SUCCUMBED TO HIS INJURIES.” THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME HOURS AFTER TWO DOZEN ACTIVISTS HELD A PROTEST OUTSIDE WETHERSFIELD POLICE HEADQUARTERS. POLICE SAID THEY TRIED TO PULL HIM OVER BECAUSE HIS LICENSE PLATES DIDN’T MATCH HIS CAR. IT WAS CONNECTICUT’S SECOND POLICE SHOOTING IN FIVE DAYS.

 

 

HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) — A BILL AIMED AT MAKING IT EASIER FOR CONNECTICUT MOTHERS TO PUMP BREAST MILK IS ADVANCING. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTED 142-1 ON TUESDAY TO BUILD ON EXISTING STATE LAW, WHICH ALREADY REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROVIDE A ROOM OR LOCATION OTHER THAN A TOILET STALL WHERE WOMEN CAN EXPRESS THEIR BREAST MILK. UNDER THIS NEW BILL, WHICH NOW AWAITS SENATE ACTION, THE LOCATIONS MUST BE FREE FROM INTRUSION AND SHIELDED FROM THE PUBLIC. THEY MUST ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO AN OUTLET.

 

 

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. (AP) — THREE TEENAGERS CHARGED WITH SETTING THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED THE HISTORIC AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE THEATRE IN CONNECTICUT HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY. THE CONNECTICUT POST REPORTS THAT 17-YEAR-OLD LOGAN CARABALLO, OF SHELTON, AND 18-YEAR-OLDS MICHAEL KELLER AND CHRISTOPHER SAKOWICZ, OF STRATFORD, ALL ASKED FOR JURY TRIALS AT TUESDAY’S COURT APPEARANCE. THEY ARE CHARGED IN SEVERAL ARSONS IN CONNECTICUT, BUT THE ARRAIGNMENT WAS ONLY IN CONNECTION TO THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED THE SHAKESPEARE THEATER.

 

 

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