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A critic calls the state inspector general's first major report 'a step in the right direction'

Connecticut Inspector General Robert Devlin
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Connecticut Inspector General Robert Devlin

Last September, the state appointed Judge Robert Devlin as Connecticut’s first inspector general. His mission? To create the office tasked with investigating all fatal police use-of-force cases, and prosecuting when necessary.

In his first high-profile case, Devlin released a report last week that led to the arrest of State Trooper Brian North in the shooting of 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane after a high-speed chase.

Speaking on "All Things Considered" about her reaction to this recommendation from the inspector general was Claudine Constant, the public policy and advocacy director for the Connecticut American Civil Liberties Union.

Constant wrote an op-ed last year in the Connecticut Mirror titled “Connecticut’s first inspector general has a lot to prove.”

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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