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Defense: Bias Not Proven Against East Haven Officers

Lawyers for two East Haven police officers accused of violated the civil rights of Hispanics have told a jury that federal prosecutors didn’t prove their case.


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Priest Videos Shown To Jurors In East Haven Police Harassment Case

Federal prosecutors today showed jurors a video recording that brought wider attention to complaints of police harassment of Latinos in East Haven.


East Haven's town attorney Joseph Zullo, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr., and Police Chief Brent Larrabee. File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

East Haven, Justice Department Have Tentative Agreement On Police Discrimination Allegations

The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a proposed agreement with East Haven to resolve allegations that police engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Latinos.


Despite expectation of becoming the majority of their age demographic by the end of the decade, black and Latino graduation rates lag far behind whites. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: Male Black And Latino Grad Rates Lag Far Behind Whites

Only 52 percent of black males and 58 percent of male Latino ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later — in contrast to 78 percent of white males.


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Backlash From Waterbury’s Latino Barbers

A crackdown on unlicensed barbers in Waterbury is stirring a backlash among Latinos, who represent most of the violators.


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Mayor: I ‘Might Have Tacos’ After Officers Arrested For Alleged Latino Discrimination

The mayor of a Connecticut community roiled by allegations of police discrimination against Hispanics is under fire for saying he “might have tacos” as a way to do something for those minorities.


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Latino Commission Critical Of Reapportionment Committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is criticizing what it calls a lack of diversity on the panel charged with redrawing Connecticut’s voting districts. Commission chairman Isaias Diaz says in […]


East Haven Residents File Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Police

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A group of East Haven residents have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming a widespread pattern of racial profiling and harassment by local police. The suit was filed Tuesday […]