Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



May 10, 2019

Statement from Sen. Moore on Police Arrests During Last Night’s Protest

Today, Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) released the following statement in response to the protests and subsequent arrests last night in Bridgeport.

“It was heartbreaking to see last night’s protest on the tragic anniversary of Jayson Negron’s death end in such disarray, with protesters and bystanders getting arrested or detained. Activists who are on the front lines everyday advocating for police reform and a Connecticut Post reporter who was simply doing her job were among those unfairly detained. The events that occurred are extremely unfortunate, but what is even more troubling is the response from the city of Bridgeport. I attempted to contact the Mayor’s office and the Chief of Police numerous times for answers and received only silence. If this is the type of response I get as a State Senator, what does this mean for the residents of Bridgeport? If they want an explanation from their Mayor and police department, will their calls go unanswered as well? This is unacceptable and I hope moving forward we won’t see city officials respond as inadequately as they did last night.”