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Connecticut policy for fatal police shootings is changing

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Connecticut's top prosecutor plans to tell state lawmakers that steps have been taken to ensure fatal shootings by police are investigated by potentially impartial prosecutors.

The legislature's Judiciary Committee is considering a bill requiring such investigations to be handled by a special prosecutor or state's attorney from a judicial district outside of where the incident occurred.

Senate President Martin Looney and the Connecticut NAACP are pushing the bill, in light of high-profile police shootings in Missouri and New York.

Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane tells The Associated Press he backs the concept.

Draft testimony from the Division of Criminal Justice shows Kane plans to tell lawmakers Friday about the agency's new policy requiring him to assign a state's attorney from another district to supervise the investigation and determine whether criminal charges are warranted.

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