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Clergy Meet With Officials After Police-Involved Shooting

What to Know

  • Officers investigating an attempted armed robbery in Hamden opened fire on a car and shot a 22-year-old woman in New Haven on April 16.
  • State police said no weapon was found in the car.
  • Protesters have been putting pressure on city leaders to release body camera footage.

Connecticut religious leaders have met with government officials to try to ease concerns after a police-involved shooting that wounded a woman and sparked several protests. 

Local clergy met with Hamden officials Friday, three days after a Hamden officer and a Yale University officer opened fire on a car in New Haven. 

The Rev. Boise Kimber, senior pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church, said Hamden police agreed to implement urban trauma and de-escalation training for officers. 

Authorities said the officers stopped a car while investigating an attempted armed robbery reported in Hamden and opened fire when the driver got out of the car abruptly. Police said no weapons were found in the vehicle. 

Officials say a 22-year-old woman in the car suffered a non-life threatening wound. No arrests were made. 

Both officers who were involved in the shooting have been placed on leave.

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