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‘Collision Course’ Of An Officer And Teen Leads To Fatal Shooting

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Ryan Caron King
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Connecticut Public Radio
Flowers placed on Silas Deane Highway near the location where Anthony Jose "Chulo" Vega Cruz was shot by a Wethersfield police officer in April 2019.

On average, police are more likely to pull over a person of color than a white person. That’s what the data shows.

Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Vermont have all taken steps to reduce this disparity, but these stops still happen every day. And, that higher number of stops leads to more encounters between civilians and police.

Last April, Anthony Vega Cruz was shot and killed by police in Wethersfield, Connecticut after cops tried to pull him over. He was 18 years old.

A new documentary from Connecticut Public called “Collision Course” tells the story of Vega Cruz and the officer who shot him.

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