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Fairfield County police news conference on reform bill turns into shouting match

Elected officials and police will hold a meeting outside the Fairfield police station Monday to oppose newly passed legislation on police reform in the state.

News 12 Staff

Jul 27, 2020, 5:46 PM

Updated 1,422 days ago


Fairfield County police officials were supposed to share their concerns over the police reform bill headed to the Senate Monday, but their press conference was cut short when it turned into a shouting match with protesters.
The News 12 crew says that police even asked them to come inside the station.
Police officials say that their biggest contention is a measure that would block some lawsuits. But, protesters who support the bill got increasingly loud, and the conference was called off.
Police tell News 12 they're planning to give the protesters some time and space to voice their concerns.

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