Office of Inspector General Meets With Organizations, Community Groups and Police Throughout Connecticut
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(Hartford, CT) - As part of a continuing effort to forge relationships with local communities and educate the public about the work of the Office of Inspector General, Deputy Chief State’s Attorney, Inspector General Robert J. Devlin, Jr. met today with members of the Capitol Region Council of Governments.
Inspector General Devlin spoke to the Council’s Policy Board about the creation of the Office of Inspector General and the three kinds of cases the office investigates – incidents in which a police officer uses deadly force, when an individual dies in the custody of a police agency or correctional facility and instances when a police officer fails to intervene in a circumstance when another police officer is using excessive force. His comments were followed by a question-and-answer session for local leaders on the Council composed of chief elected officials of 38 metro Hartford municipalities.
Today’s discussion adds to a growing list of meetings Inspector General Devlin and Inspectors from the IG’s Office have taken part in with such groups as the Greater Waterbury NAACP, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, the South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG), clergy, the Connecticut Bar Association, community groups, residents and more than 100 police departments in organized events throughout Connecticut.
“I see these outreach efforts as key to the mission of the Inspector General’s office,” Inspector General Devlin said. “They provide an opportunity to explain the work of the office and build relationships. All of the groups that we have met with have received us with courtesy and genuine interest. I plan to continue this effort going forward.”
The State of Connecticut established the Office of Inspector General in 2021. The office is charged with conducting investigations of police and correctional officers in accordance with state law, prosecuting any cases in which the Inspector General determines a police officer or correctional officer used force found to not be justifiable, or where a police officer or correctional officer fails to intervene in or report any such incident.
For more information about the Office of Inspector General, click this link to the Division of Criminal Justice website.