Officials To Release Details About Police-Involved Shooting in New Haven - NBC Connecticut

Officials To Release Details About Police-Involved Shooting in New Haven

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    Hamden Town Meeting to Address Police Shooting

    The Hamden community will get a chance to speak up after one of their officers was involved in a shooting in New Haven that injured a 22-year-old woman.

    (Published Monday, April 22, 2019)

    Connecticut officials expect to release details to the public next week about the investigation into a shooting that involved police, wounded a woman and led to protests.

    Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella said Friday night he's asking for patience, but plans to release police body camera video and other information. The New Haven State's Atorney's office announced Monday it has authorized the release of that footage.

    A Hamden officer and a Yale University officer opened fire on a car in New Haven early Tuesday. Police said a 22-year-old woman in the car, Stephanie Washington, was treated for injuries not considered life-threatening.

    The state's attorney's office said investigators have secured a search warrant to search the vehicle involved in the shooting as part of the ongoing investigation.

    Protests were held last week in New Haven and Hamden. No violence or arrests were reported.

    Demonstrators included Black Lives Matter activists and Yale University students upset at the actions of the officers. Both officers are black, as are Washington and the car's driver.

    State police are investigating.

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