Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

June 4, 2021

Duff Statement on Norwalk Police Hiring Practices

NORWALK, CT – Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released the following statement following reports of the Norwalk Police Department hiring two new police officers that formerly worked for the Bridgeport Police Department. One officer was involved in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jayson Negron of Bridgeport in 2017. The other police officer was accused of excessive force.

“This incident and other recent incidents at the Norwalk Police Department are why I have fought for increased police accountability and reform at the state level. Certain towns and cities have proven over and over they are unable or incapable of holding bad cops accountable. Police officers that have violated the public’s trust should be properly punished and not rehired the next town over. I am reviewing the action by the Norwalk Police Department to see if any state laws are violated or if more state regulations are needed to ensure we have police departments that are prioritizing public safety.”