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Stefanowski takes aim at CT police accountability law

Sep 29, 2022 | 9:44 am ET
By Mark Pazniokas/CT Mirror
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Accompanied by a police officers from Hartford and Fairfield, Bob Stefanowski arrives for his press conference on crime on Thursday, Sept. 29. MARK PAZNIOKAS / CTMIRROR.ORG
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Accompanied by a police officers from Hartford and Fairfield, Bob Stefanowski arrives for his press conference on crime on Thursday, Sept. 29. MARK PAZNIOKAS / CTMIRROR.ORG

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski’s plan to make Connecticut safer from crime turns on revising use-of-force standards and other elements of the police accountability law adopted in 2020 in response to outrage over the police killing of George Floyd.

Contradicting statistics and research, Stefanowski said Thursday crime was “out of control” and Connecticut’s two-year-old accountability law, which bans chokeholds and clarifies standards for fatal force, is the main cause of police recruiting difficulties that were documented prior to 2020.