(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Connecticut NAACP and the state ACLU chapter are lauding a taser reform bill passed this session in the General Assembly.
The state Senate on Wednesday passed the bill the came out of the House earlier this month, calling on police departments that utilize such electronic devices in fighting crime to adopt use policies along with tracking and reporting incidents in which they’re deployed.
Officials in both organizations urged lawmakers to find a way to pass reform following the death last month of a man who was tasered whiel in East Hartford police custody.
Jose Maldonado was the 14th person to die after being hit with a taser by police in Connecticut.
The new law takes effect January 1 of next year.