The East Haven Police Department was under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department.
The town of East Haven and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a proposed agreement to resolve the DOJ investigation into the police department, which was accused of violating the civil rights of Latinos.
Following are the deadlines the town needs to meet.
Oct. 30: A regular meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners will be held and the chief of police will ask the board to approve the proposed settlement.
Nov. 5: The Board of Finance will hold a special meeting and Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. will request that the board approve the initial funding needed to begin implementing the proposal.
Nov. 13: Mayor Maturo will ask that the town council approve the proposed settlement at its regular meeting.
Nov. 15: The last date for the mayor to sign and fully execute the settlement agreement.
If the mayor fails to make reasonable efforts to obtain necessary approvals, acts in bad faith or fails to get the needed approvals, the Department of Justice reserves the right to file a civil action.
The proposed agreement was signed on Oct. 22.