CT lawmakers approve bill expanding applicant pool for inspector general to probe police cases

Connecticut lawmakers have unanimously approved a bill expanding the applicant pool for a new inspector general to investigate police force cases.
The position has been vacant for 10 months due to a lack of applicants.
An inspector general was a key part of last summer's police accountability law.
They will investigate police officers' use of excessive force.
As of right now, a state's attorney makes that determination.
Only two people interviewed for the job because current state prosecutors can apply.
The state Criminal Justice Commission ended up deadlocking on a choice. The new law would allow private attorneys and federal prosecutors to apply too.
The bill now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont.