Police Abuse

CT Police Department Promises To Reform Treatment of Latinos

Two officers entered guilty pleas to civil-rights-related charges

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HARTFORD, Conn. — A suburban Connecticut city roiled by a police bias scandal has reached a proposed settlement of U.S. claims that officers engaged in a pattern of discrimination and abuse toward Latinos, officials announced Tuesday.

The agreement, which mandates wide-ranging reforms of the East Haven Police Department, resolves allegations by the U.S. Justice Department's civil rights division that officers regularly used excessive force and retaliated against those who witnessed police misconduct or criticized officers.