Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

November 28, 2022

Looney, Winfield Statement on Criminal Charges in the Incident Involving Randy Cox

Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senator Gary Winfield (D-New Haven) released the following statement in response to the New Haven State’s Attorney bringing criminal charges against police officers involved in the incident involving Randy Cox:

“The circumstances of the incident involving Randy Cox are serious and that is reflected in the State’s Attorney bringing these charges. With both civil and criminal cases pending, we wish not to presume an outcome as the legal process moves forward. Ours is to ensure there is a process in place that moves us to justice. In that vein and thinking about this case along with accountability efforts, we remain committed to passing a state law requiring that immediate emergency medical services be provided to any individual in police custody experiencing a health emergency. While this bill passed the Senate during the 2022 session, we are hopeful it will pass both chambers and become law in 2023.”