Office of Inspector General

Office of the Inspector General Robert DevlinThe State of Connecticut established the Office of Inspector General in 2021. The office is charged with conducting investigations of peace officers in accordance with C.G.S. §51-277a, as amended by the Act, prosecuting any cases in which the Inspector General determines a peace officer used force found to not be justifiable pursuant to C.G.S. §53a-22 or where a police officer or correctional officer fails to intervene in any such incident or to report any such incident, as required under subsection (a) of C.G.S. §7-282e or C.G.S. §18-81nn, as applicable. The Deputy Chief State’s Attorney, Inspector General, is responsible for leading the Office of Inspector General.

Inspector General Robert J. Devlin, Jr. was appointed by the Criminal Justice Commission to a four-year term on September 27, 2021. Inspector General Devlin was appointed a Judge of the Superior Court for the state of Connecticut by Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., in 1993 and in 2019, Governor Ned Lamont appointed him a Judge of the Appellate Court. From 2010 to 2017, he served as Chief Administrative Judge for the Criminal Division of the Superior Court. He has been a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Strike Force and was recognized by the U.S. Attorney General in 1992 as one of the outstanding federal prosecutors in America for his work as a member of the prosecution team that secured convictions of the hierarchy in New England organized crime groups. He also has served as chairman of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.

Inspector General Devlin earned his B.A. Degree with honors from Southern Connecticut State University and his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

For more information, contact:
State of Connecticut
Division of Criminal Justice
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 460
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 806-1595

 
Reports on the Use of Force by Police Officers

 

Latest News and Announcements from the Office of Inspector General

 

05/20/24 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Bridgeport on May 16, 2024

 

05/15/24 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Force in Manchester on July 16, 2023

 

05/08/24 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Force by Connecticut State Police in Wallingford on May 13, 2023

 

05/01/24 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Hartford on April 27, 2024

 

04/29/24 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Naugatuck on April 25, 2024

 

04/24/24 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in Colchester on April 18, 2024

 

04/23/24 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Force by Connecticut State Police in Brooklyn on May 9, 2023

 

04/10/24 Office of Inspector General Investigating Death of Hartford Woman While In Custody of the Hartford Police Department

 

04/01/24 2023 Office of Inspector General Annual Report

 

03/22/24 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Force by the East Haven Police Department in Milford on January 5, 2023

 

03/05/24 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Bolton on March 1, 2024 

 

02/09/24 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force by the Bridgeport Police Department in Ansonia on February 4, 2024

 

01/03/24 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Killingly on December 30, 2023

 

12/27/23 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in Stonington on December 21, 2023

 

12/14/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding In-Custody Death at the South Windsor Police Department on December 26, 2022

 

12/14/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Force in New Haven on October 7, 2022

 

12/05/23 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in West Haven on December 1, 2023

 

11/29/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in New London on November 26, 2023

 

11/03/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Death of Wolcott Man While in Custody of the Wolcott Police Department

 

10/24/23 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in Prospect on October 20, 2023

 

10/18/23 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in Hartford on October 16, 2023

 

10/18/23 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in Wallingford on October 16, 2023

 

10/10/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force at the Bristol Police Department on October 5, 2023

 

09/18/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Orange on September 15, 2023

 

08/31/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Force Resulting in Death by Connecticut State Police in Canterbury on August 24, 2022

 

08/30/23 Office of Inspector General Press Release Regarding Financial Scam Alert

 

08/30/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Death of New Britain Man While In Custody of the New Britain Police Department

 

08/15/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Middletown on August 12, 2023 

 

08/11/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in West Hartford on August 8, 2023 - Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in West Hartford on August 8, 2023

 

07/18/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Manchester on July 16, 2023

 

06/16/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Torrington on March 23, 2022

 

05/24/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Willimantic on May 30, 2022

 

05/11/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Brooklyn on May 9, 2023

 

04/21/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding In-Custody Death at the Manchester Police Department on July 10, 2022 

 

03/29/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Norwich on October 26, 2021

 

02/21/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding In-Custody Death at the Norwich Police Department on February 4, 2022 

 

01/30/23 2022 Office of Inspector General Annual Report  

 

01/13/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Bristol on January 12, 2023

 

01/06/23 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force on I-95 in Milford on January 5, 2023

 

01/03/23 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force by the Stratford Police Department on February 5, 2021

 

12/28/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Death of Massachusetts Man While in Custody of the South Windsor Police Department

 

12/09/22 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding Use of Force by the Connecticut State Police in Canterbury on August 24, 2022

 

11/17/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Use of Force by the United States Marshal Service in New Haven on January 13, 2022

 

10/26/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force at the Ansonia/Derby Town Line on April 26, 2021

 

10/17/22 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding a Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in Bristol on October 12, 2022 - Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Notification to Police

 

10/16/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Deadly Force in Bristol on October 12, 2022 

 

10/07/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in New Haven on October 7, 2022

 

09/28/22 Office of Inspector General Meets With Organizations, Community Groups and Police Throughout Connecticut

 

09/09/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Meriden on February 12, 2021

 

08/26/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Bridgeport on June 15, 2021

 

07/22/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Death of New York Man While In Custody of the Manchester Police Department - Camera Footage 

 

06/15/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by the Hartford Police Department Resulting in the Death of Shamar Ogman on December 26, 2020

 

04/20/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police, Resulting in the Death of Mubarak Soulemane on January 15, 2020 - Connecticut State Trooper Charged Following Deadly Use of Force Investigation

 

03/25/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Police-Involved Use of Force in Torrington on March 23, 2022 

 

02/18/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating In-Custody Death at Norwich Police Department on February 4, 2022 

 

01/28/22 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Bridgeport on September 16, 2020

 

01/24/22 Office of Inspector General Investigating Use of Force by Deputy United States Marshal - Camera Footage 1 - Camera Footage 2

 

12/27/21 Report of the Office of Inspector General Concerning Police-Involved Use of Force in Naugatuck on September 14, 2020

 

11/3/21  Office of Inspector General to Assume All Pending Investigations on the Use of Force by Police Officers

 

11/3/21  Office of Inspector General to Assume All Pending Investigations on the Use of Force by Police Officers

 

11/1/21 Preliminary Report of the Office of Inspector General Regarding an Officer-Involved UseofForce in Norwich on October 26, 2021 - Dispatch and Radio Transmissions - 911 call 1 - 911 call 2 - 911 call 3 - 911 call 4 911 call 5 911 call 6 911 call 7 - 911 call 8 - Body-worn Camera Footage - Dashboard Camera Footage 1 - Dashboard Camera Footage 2

 

9/27/21 Robert J. Devlin, Jr.  Appointed Deputy Chief State's Attorney, Inspector General