HARTFORD — Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today announced the reinstatement of the Shooting Task Force and the investment in the ShotSpotter camera system.
Segarra said the Hartford Police Department partnered with the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office, as well as state and federal agencies to prevent “future acts of gun violence and help bring resolution to open cases.”
The Shooting Task Force will be composed of the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Hartford, the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, the Connecticut State Police, the Department of Correction and the East Hartford, Manchester and West Hartford police departments. It will work with the Violent Crimes Bureau and the Witness Protection Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and in conjunction with the Central Connecticut Cold Case Task Force.
Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane said that this partnership will build on a “successful collaborative approach that we have utilized to solve cold cases.”
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