D01 Racial and Ethnic Justice in Connecticut: Has Police Accountability had an Impact? (2022CLC-D01) - Room 11

Monday, June 13, 2022

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

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The President's Track 

Presented by the CBA Executive Committee

About the Program

Following the death of George Floyd and increasing concerns regarding police misconduct involving people of color, communities of color, and police involved fatalities, the Connecticut General Assembly passed P.A. 19-90 (concerning use of force by police) and P.A. 20-1 (concerning police accountability) which established the Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force (PTATF) which brought together stakeholders to study and make recommendation with respect to improving police transparency and accountability in Connecticut.

In the summer of 2020, under the leadership of then President Ndidi Moses, the CBA formed a Police Accountability Task force to bring together community members, activists, attorneys and academics and members of both state and federal law enforcement to also provide recommendations regarding police accountability.  Both task force recommendations were forwarded to the legislature.

You Will Learn

That systemic racism exists in our Criminal Justice system and that there is disparity in the treatment of people of color and communities of color with respect to policing. 
The steps that have been taken to address this.  
About what the panelists’ various agencies/commissions have done since the death of George Floyd.  
Where we are now and our next steps.

CLE Credit

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (D&I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for non-transitional CLE credits. 

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, or a fully interactive videoconference. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information about transitional and non-transitional courses, please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.

Financial hardship information is available upon request.



ken barone Kenneth Barone
PTATF, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, University of Connecticut, Hartford

M Donald1 Maya Donald
Social Justice Advisory Committee, NAACP, Ansonia

Hernandez1 Steven Hernandez
Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Hartford

d mcgraw1 Daryl McGraw
PTATF, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Director Division of Public Defender Services, Hartford


ndidi-n-moses-2019 Hon. Ndidi N. Moses
Connecticut Superior Court, Bridgeport