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 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Bryant Davenport in Bristol on March 5, 2004.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Bryant Davenport in Bristol on March 5, 2004
 
 Deadly Force Reports Index
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of John Sullivan in Plymouth on November 7, 2001.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of John Sullivan in Plymouth on November 7, 2001
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Anthony Newfield in New Britain on July 23, 2002
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Anthony Newfield in New Britain on July 23, 2002
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Windham Regarding the June 19, 2001, Shooting Death of Robert Phelps in Danielson.
  Report by Patricia M. Froehlich, State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Windham, Regarding the June 19, 2001, Shooting Death of Robert Phelps in Danielson
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Tolland Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by Vernon Police Officers Resulting in the Death of William Kennan in Rockville on June 3, 2001
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Tolland Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by Vernon Police Officers Resulting in the Death of William Kennan in Rockville on June 3, 2001
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of Ruddy Lora, a.k.a Juan Gonzalez, in Hartford on July 2, 2003, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of Ruddy Lora, a.k.a Juan Gonzalez, in Hartford on July 2, 2003, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of Robert Davis in Hartford on March 7, 2003, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of Robert Davis in Hartford on March 7, 2003, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Pursuant to Section 51-277a of the Connecticut General Statutes Re: Shooting Death of Mack N. Lucky on November 8, 2004.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Pursuant to Section 51-277a of the Connecticut General Statutes Re: Shooting Death of Mack N. Lucky on November 8, 2004
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Concerning the Shooting Death of Jonathan Mosely in Bridgeport on September 28, 2004, Submitted Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Concerning the Shooting Death of Jonathan Mosely in Bridgeport on September 28, 2004, Submitted Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of John R. Zipoli in Hartford on May 25, 2004, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of John R. Zipoli in Hartford on May 25, 2004, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a
 
 Report of the Investigation of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield into the death of Ronald Wagner in Stratford on November 20, 2004
  Report of the Investigation of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield into the death of Ronald Wagner in Stratford on November 20, 2004
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Concerning the Shooting Death of Tyshan Napoleon in New Haven on March 11, 2005.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Concerning the Shooting Death of Tyshan Napoleon in New Haven on March 11, 2005
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia/Milford Concerning the Shooting Death of Dennis Kissel by the Seymour Police on June 4, 2004.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia/Milford Concerning the Shooting Death of Dennis Kissel by the Seymour Police on June 4, 2004, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Hiram Marrero in New Haven on December 16, 2004
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Hiram Marrero in New Haven on December 16, 2004
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield concerning the death of Raylyn George in Bridgeport on August 25, 2005.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield concerning the death of Raylyn George in Bridgeport on August 25, 2005.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury concerning the Fatal Shooting of Jashon Bryant and the Wounding of Brandon Henry in Hartford on May 7, 2005.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury concerning the Fatal Shooting of Jashon Bryant and the Wounding of Brandon Henry in Hartford on May 7, 2005
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury Concerning the Use of Deadly Force upon Robert Miessau on February 21, 2006, in the City of Waterbury.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury Concerning the Use of Deadly Force upon Robert Miessau on February 21, 2006, in the City of Waterbury
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Pursuant to Section 51-277a of the Connecticut General Statutes Concerning the Shooting Death of Christopher Morro on March 14, 2006.
  Report to the Chief State's Attorney Pursuant to Section 51-277a of the Connecticut General Statutes Concerning the Shooting Death of Christopher Morro on March 14, 2006.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Issued Pursuant to Section 51-277a of the Connecticut General Statutes Concerning the Death of Jamar Marrow in Bridgeport on May 3, 2006.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Concerning the Death of Jamar Marrow on May 3, 2006, in Bridgeport.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Tolland Concerning the Use of Deadly Force Resulting in the Death of Eric T. Habel in Coventry on August 16, 2005.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Tolland Concerning the Use of Deadly Force Resulting in the Death of Eric T. Habel in Coventry on August 16, 2005.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Gerard Chapdelaine in Wethersfield on November 6, 2007.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Shooting Death of Gerard Chapdelaine in Wethersfield on November 6, 2007.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Concerning the Death of Frederick Devon McAllister in Bridgeport on January 31, 2008.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Concerning the Death of Frederick Devon McAllister in Bridgeport on January 31, 2008.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Concerning the Shooting Death of Brian Christopher Batten on March 8, 2008.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Concerning the Shooting Death of Brian Christopher Batten on March 8, 2008.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Concerning the Death of Gonzalo Guizan in Easton on May 18, 2008.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Fairfield Concerning the Death of Gonzalo Guizan in Easton on May 18, 2008.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of Vicente Bermudez in Hartford on February 2, 2008.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Shooting Death of Vicente Bermudez in Hartford on February 2, 2008.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Waterford Police Officer Resulting in the Death of Desjon J. Edwards on June 8, 2009, in the Town of Waterford.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Waterford Police Officer Resulting in the Death of Desjon J. Edwards on June 8, 2009, in the Town of Waterford
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Death of Samuel Victor McLeod in the Town of Wethersfield on February 1, 2011.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Death of Samuel Victor McLeod in the Town of Wethersfield on February 1, 2011.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford Concerning the Police Involved Fatal Shooting of Agim Beqiraj on May 23, 2010, in the Town of Seymour.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford Concerning the Police Involved Fatal Shooting of Agim Beqiraj on May 23, 2010, in the Town of Seymour.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London concerning the use of deadly physical force by a New London Police Officer on August 24, 2011, in the City of New London.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London concerning the use of deadly physical force by a New London Police Officer on August 24, 2011, in the City of New London.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Death of Joseph M. Della Ventura in the Town of Bethel on October 24, 2009.
  Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Death of Joseph M. Della Ventura in the Town of Bethel on October 24, 2009.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Death of Albert James Voute III in the Town of Danbury, Connecticut on October 8, 2010.
  Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Death of Albert James Voute III in the Town of Danbury, Connecticut on October 8, 2010.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Norwich Police Officer on February 7, 2012, in the City of Norwich
  On February 7, 2012, a Norwich police officer used deadly force resulting in serious physical injury to Fernando Velasquez in the City of Norwich.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Litchfield Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by a Connecticut State Police Officer Resulting in the Death of Frank Escribano in Torrington on July 12, 2012
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven Concerning the Shooting Death of Angel Cajigas, April 21, 2012
  The following report concerning the shooting death in Meriden of Angel Luis Cajigas, a.k.a. Raul Rosado, on April 21, 2012, is prepared and submitted by Michael Dearington, State’s Attorney, Judicial District of New Haven, pursuant to Section 51-277a, of the Connecticut General Statutes.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London concerning the use of deadly physical force by a Norwich Police Officer on August 28, 2012, in the City of Norwich.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London concerning the use of deadly physical force by a Norwich Police Officer on August 28, 2012, in the City of Norwich.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Windham Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Willimantic Police Officer on March 12, 2013, in Willimantic, CT
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Windham Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Willimantic Police Officer on March 12, 2013, in Willimantic.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford Concerning the Death of Matthew Lofaro in Milford on October 23, 2013.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford Concerning the Death of Matthew Lofaro in Milford on October 23, 2013.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Norwich Police Officer Resulting in the Death of Michael Dugas on February 24, 2013, in the City of Norwich
  Section 51-277a of the General Statutes provides that, whenever a peace officer in the performance of his or her duties, uses deadly physical force upon another person and such person dies as a result thereof, the Division of Criminal Justice shall cause an investigation to be made and shall determine whether the use of deadly physical force was appropriate under Section 53a-22 of the General Statutes.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Connecticut State Police Trooper Resulting in the Death of Robert Bergeson on June 18, 2014, in the Town of Salem.
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force by a Connecticut State Police Trooper Resulting in the Death of Robert Bergeson on June 18, 2014, in the Town of Salem.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Death of John V. Valluzzo in the Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, on May 24, 2013.
  Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury on the Death of John V. Valluzzo in the Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, on May 24, 2013.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Stamford-Norwalk Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force Resulting in the Death of Bryan Stukes in the City of Bridgeport on April 1, 2013.
  Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Stamford-Norwalk Concerning the Use of Deadly Physical Force Resulting in the Death of Bryan Stukes in the City of Bridgeport on April 1, 2013.
 
 Report on the Death of Jonathan Alvarado
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex, Concerning the Shooting Death of Jonathan Alvarado on April 8, 2013, in the Town of Westbrook.
 
 Report on the Death of Seth Victor
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Death of Seth Victor on September 3, 2014, in the City of New Britain.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Death of Jesus Espinoza on May 15, 2013, in the City of Hartford
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Death of Jesus Espinoza on May 15, 2013, in the City of Hartford.
 
 Report on the Death of Carnell Williams
  Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Litchfield Concerning the Use of Deadly Force by Police Officers Resulting in the Death of Carnell Williams in Bridgeport on November 25, 2013.
 
 Report of the Waterbury State’s Attorney Concerning the Death of David Werblow on March 15, 2015 in the Town of Branford
 
 Report on the Death of Lashano Gilbert
  Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the In-Custody Death of Lashano Gilbert on October 4, 2014, in the City of New London.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Stamford-Norwalk Concerning the Death of Hua Jian Ye
  On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Trooper Marc Omara exercised deadly force which resulted in the death of Hua Jian Ye on I-95 in the City of Norwalk. Section 51-277a of the General Statutes provides that, whenever a peace officer in the performance of his or her duties, uses deadly physical force upon another person and such person dies as a result thereof, the Division of Criminal Justice shall cause an investigation to be made and shall determine whether the use of deadly physical force was appropriate under Section 53a-22 of the General Statutes.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Officer-Involved Shooting of Tyrinde Mason-Thompson in Hartford on June 9, 2015
  This report concerns a June 9, 2015, incident, in which the Hartford Police were dispatched to 102 Andover Street in Hartford to assist the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Capital Region Mental Health Center, with a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis.
 
 Report of the Waterbury State’s Attorney Concerning the Death of Matthew Russo on August 7, 2015 in the City of Hartford
  Pursuant to this policy, on August 9, 2016, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane referred this matter to the State’s Attorney’s Office for the Judicial District of Waterbury for an investigation and the issuance of a report regarding Mr. Russo’s death on August 7, 2015.
 
 Report on the Death of Christopher Andrews
  Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Stamford/Norwalk Concerning the Use of Deadly Force Resulting in the Death of Christopher Andrews in Fairfield, Connecticut, on February 16, 2016.
 
 Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Death of Christopher T. Anderson on August 14, 2015, in the Town of Bolton
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New London Concerning the Death of Christopher T. Anderson on August 14, 2015, in the Town of Bolton
 
 Report on the Death of Daniel Reyes
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of New Britain Concerning the Death of Daniel Reyes on June 26, 2016, in the Town of Thomaston (Released March 17, 2017)
 
 Report on the Death of Richard Love in Old Saybrook on October 10, 2015
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Tolland Regarding the Use of Physical Force Resulting in the Death of Richard P. Love in Old Saybrook on October 10, 2015.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Officer-Involved Shooting of Gregory Bendas in Farmington on December 12, 2013
  This report concerns a December 12, 2013, incident in which a Farmington police officer shot and fatally wounded a person in the course of responding to a violent domestic disturbance.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford Concerning the Death of Jose Maldonado in East Hartford on April 13, 2014
  On April 13, 2014, East Hartford Police notified an inspector from the Hartford State’s Attorney’s Office of a use of force incident in which a police officer deployed his department issued Taser on 23-year-old Jose Maldonado, who had become combative with officers while in custody at the East Hartford Police Department.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Ansonia-Milford Concerning the Use of Deadly Force in Waterbury on March 9, 2017
  The Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad, acting at the request of the Ansonia-Milford State’s Attorney’s Office investigated the police involved shooting of Rashamel Rogers which took place in the City of Waterbury on March 9, 2017.
 
 Report of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury Concerning the Use of Deadly Force Resulting in the Death of Dylan Pape in Stamford, Connecticut, on March 21, 2016
  On March 21, 2016, members of the Stamford Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting that Dylan Pape was outside his home 119 Wedgemere Road, Stamford, Connecticut with a gun. In the course of that response Dylan Pape, age 25, was shot in the street outside the residence by Stamford Police officers Lt. Christopher Baker and Sgt. Steven Perrotta and later died. This State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury was designated to conduct the investigation into the shooting and determine whether the use of physical force by the police officers was appropriate under Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 53a-22.
 
 Report on the Death of Thomas N. Gezotis, Jr.
  Report by Peter A. McShane, State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Middlesex Regarding the Shooting Death of Thomas N. Gezotis, Jr., in Suffield on April 13, 2017, Issued Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 51-277a.
 
 Report on the Death of Jayson Negron
  Report of the State's Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury Concerning the Death of Jayson Negron in Bridgeport on May 9, 2017.
 
 Report on the Death of Val Thomas
 

 Committee on Children - February 27, 2018
  The Division of Criminal Justice strongly supports S.B. No. 187, An Act Concerning the Transfer of a Child Charged with Certain Offenses to the Criminal Docket and the Grounds for Detention of an Arrested Child," and respectfully recommends the Committee’s JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT for this legislation. This legislation represents critically needed "fine-tuning" of the "Raise the Age" initiatives enacted in recent years to give the courts greater latitude to better protect the public and public safety and the children themselves who commit serious criminal offenses.
 
 Public Safety and Security Committee - February 27, 2018
  I am here today to support Senate Bill 17, An Act Promoting Fairness in Access to Information, Support and Justice for Sexual Assault Victims. I am proud to report that Connecticut has often served as a model for other states regarding how sexual assault investigations should be conducted. This proposed act would further guarantee the rights and dignity of survivors of sexual violence and aid law enforcement in bringing sexual predators to justice.
 
 Banking Committee - March 6, 2018
  Testimony of the Division of Criminal Justice in opposition to H.B. No. 5398, An Act Prohibiting State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies from Providing Certain Property to a Federal Agency for the Purpose of Such Property's Forfeiture, Joint Committee on Banking, March 6, 2018.
 
 Children's Committee - March 6, 2018
  Testimony of the Division of Criminal Justice in opposition to H.B. No. 5328, An Act Concerning the Admissibility of Admissions, Confessions and Statements by Children Under the Age of Eighteen, Joint Committee on Children, March 6, 2018.
 
 Public Safety and Security Committee - March 6, 2018
  Testimony of the Division of Criminal Justice in support of S.B. No. 283, An Act Allowing Police Officers to Obtain Information to be Furnished Relative to Fire Losses, Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security, March 6, 2018.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 9, 2018
  Testimony of the Division of Criminal Justice in support of H.B. No. 5407, An Act Establishing a Task Force to Promote Efficiencies in the Filing of Habeas Corpus Matters, Joint Committee on Judiciary, March 9, 2018.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 14, 2018 - S.B. No. 469
  The Division of Criminal Justice supports S.B. No. 469, An Act Concerning Information to be Furnished by an Insurance Company Relative to Fire Losses, and respectfully recommends the Committee’s JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT for this bill. S.B. No. 469 addresses the same subject matter as S.B. No. 283, An Act Allowing Police Officers to Obtain Information to be Furnished Relative to Fire Losses, which is pending before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security, and which the Division of Criminal Justice supports.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 14, 2018 - H.B. No. 5474 - S.B. No. 471
  The Division of Criminal Justice supports S.B. No. 471, An Act Concerning a Motor Vehicle Accident Report for an Accident in which a Person Was Killed, and H.B. No. 5474, An Act Concerning an Accident Report for a Motor Vehicle Accident in which a Person Was Killed, and would respectfully recommend the Committee’s JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT for either of these bills as the language of both proposals is the same.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 21, 2018 - S.B. No. 509
  The Division of Criminal Justice recommends the Committee take NO ACTION on S.B. No. 509, An Act Concerning Newly Discovered Evidence, and instead include the subject matter as part of the charge to the study committee proposed in H.B. No. 5407, An Act Establishing a Task Force to Promote Efficiencies in the Filing of Habeas Corpus Matters.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 21, 2018 - S.B. No. 512
  The Division of Criminal Justice opposes S.B. No. 512, An Act Concerning the Psychiatric Security Review Board, and respectfully recommends the Judiciary Committee take NO ACTION on this bill. The Division also opposes S.B. No. 294, An Act Concerning the Psychiatric Security Review Board, and respectfully recommends the Joint Committee on Public Health take NO ACTION on this bill. Both bills propose unnecessary changes to the policies and procedures of the Psychiatric Security Review Board and, if enacted, would threaten to seriously undermine the ability of the PSRB to fulfill its critical mission of protecting public safety.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 23, 2018 - H.B. No. 5558 - H.B. No. 5562
  The Division of Criminal Justice strongly supports H.B. No. 5558, An Act Concerning Juvenile Matters, and respectfully recommends the Committee’s JOINT FAVORABLE SUBSTITUTE REPORT for this bill to correct a drafting issue. This bill was submitted to the Committee as part of the Division’s 2018 legislative recommendations to address serious issues and concerns that have arisen with the “Raise the Age” enactments of recent years. The Division also would respectfully recommend the Committee take NO ACTION on H.B. No. 5562, An Act Implementing the Recommendations of the Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 23, 2018 - S.B. No. 515
  The Division of Criminal Justice respectfully requests and recommends the Committee’s JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT for S.B. No. 515, An Act Concerning Minor and Technical Changes to Various Statutes Concerning the Juvenile Justice System. This bill is not be confused with the several other “Raise the Age” proposals introduced this year but rather deals with minor and largely technical revisions to the statutes, including removal of provisions rendered obsolete by “Raise the Age” and other enactments in recent years.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 23, 2018 - H.B. No. 5557
  The Division of Criminal Justice opposes H.B. No. 5557, An Act Concerning the Competency of a Defendant to Stand Trial, and would respectfully recommend the Committee take NO ACTION on this bill.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 26, 2018 - S.B. No. 524
  The Division of Criminal Justice supports S.B. No. 524, An Act Concerning Revisions to Various Statutes Concerning the Criminal Justice System, and respectfully recommends the Committee’s JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT. This bill is this year’s version of the Division’s “omnibus” bill, which includes several minor or technical changes to various statutes.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 26, 2018 - S.B. No. 519
  The Division of Criminal Justice opposes S.B. No. 519, An Act Concerning Open-File Disclosure, and respectfully recommends the Committee take NO ACTION on this bill. The subject matter of this bill is already fully and appropriately addressed in the Connecticut Practice Book (Section 40-11, et seq.), which is the comprehensive set of rules governing all aspects and procedures of the court system. It should also be noted that the Practice Book provisions are already extremely liberal for the defense with regard to discovery in a criminal matter. This bill would further expand discovery in favor of the defense while providing for no reciprocal abilities to the prosecution.
 
 Judiciary Committee - March 28, 2018 - S.B. No. 14
  The Division of Criminal Justice opposes S.B. No. 14, An Act Concerning Special Parole for High-Risk, Violent and Sexual Offenders, and would respectfully recommend the Committee take NO ACTION on this bill. The title of this bill is somewhat misleading in that might imply that the legislation would strengthen special parole for certain offenders when, in fact, the bill would undermine the use of what has been proven to be an effective tool of particular value in the wake of the current opioid crisis.
 

 Rewards
 

 An Act Concerning Revisions to Various Statutes Concerning the Criminal Justice System
 
 An Act Concerning Search Warrants
 
 An Act Concerning Child Pornography
 
 An Act Concerning Administrative Search Warrants
 
 An Act Concerning the Prosecution of Minors Charged with Serious Criminal Offenses
 
 2017 Legislative Recommendations
 
 Division of Criminal Justice 2018 Legislative Recommendations