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Martin M Looney
Connecticut policy for deadly force is changing

Law enforcement officials are changing the way acts of deadly force by police are investigated in Connecticut in light of high-profile shootings in Missouri and elsewhere around the country, according to the Division of Criminal Justice. Prosecutors from outside districts where incidents occur will now supervise investigations and determine whether criminal charges should be pursued, according to a draft of testimony the state's top prosecutor, Kevin Kane, expects to deliver to state lawmakers on Friday. Kane is administrative head of the division, which includes the 13 state's attorneys. While the division believes the current system for investigating cases of deadly force is...