HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed an advocate for domestic violence victims to lead the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Parole.
Malloy officially tapped Erika M. Tindall as the board’s new chairwoman on Monday. Tindall has been the executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence since 2009.
Malloy credited Tindall with having a strong knowledge of the state’s criminal justice system and for being respected by the criminal justice community because of her advocacy work.
Tindall, who lives in New Haven, previously worked as a state prosecutor in Florida and as deputy director of New Haven Legal Assistance.
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