Hamden Mayor Seeking Input on New Police Chief After Police-Involved Shooting

A Connecticut mayor is seeking community input in the search for a new police chief amid controversy over a shooting involving two police officers who opened fire on an unarmed couple.

Hamden Mayor Curt Leng announced late Friday that he has formed a committee to see what residents want in a new chief.

Deputy Chief John Cappiello has served as acting chief since Chief Thomas Wydra left the department last fall to take a state job.

The April 16 shooting in New Haven sparked several protests and remains under investigation.

Authorities say a Hamden officer and Yale University officer fired at a car when the driver got out abruptly during a traffic stop related to a reported attempted robbery in Hamden. A woman in the car was shot but survived.

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