Connecticut’s Police Accountability Law has been — and likely will remain — polarizing. It thus demands vigilant scrutiny.
There’s a thick blue line between positions on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the law, which was crafted in response to George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May 2020. Connecticut’s law, which took effect 14 months ago, was a big swing to address a lot of issues regarding police behavior. Among other things, it tightens restrictions on searches, reduces immunity from lawsuits and limits use of deadly force.