Judiciary Committee advances bill requiring CT police to notify family within 24 hours of death

The Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly voted for the bill requiring police to notify the family within 24-hours of a death.

News 12 Staff

Mar 29, 2022, 7:31 PM

Updated 836 days ago

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A bill inspired by the death of Lauren Smith-Fields in Bridgeport has advanced to the full State House.
The Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly voted for the bill requiring police to notify the family within 24 hours of a death.
In Lauren Smith-Fields' case, she died on Dec. 12, but it wasn't until the next day that her family found a note on her apartment door to call the landlord.
The family says they didn't get confirmation of Smith-Fields death until they reached out to Bridgeport police.


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