October 15, 2013/Press Releases

FBI Agents & Federal Prosecutors Working without Pay in CT while Criminal & Civil Cases Stall

“It’s undermining of the very critical law enforcement purpose that our office is dedicated to,” Daly said. “It’s deeply demoralizing.”

HARTFORD, Conn. — Yesterday, as Connecticut entered Week 3 of the Republican Tea Party shutdown,  the Associated Press exposed some of the very dangerous effects  the shutdown is having on Connecticut’s criminal justice system. Will Toni Boucher, Mark Boughton, Tom Foley, Mark Lauretti and John McKinney finally take a stand against their Republican Tea Party colleagues’ actions that are threatening Connecticut’s safety?

The Associated Press wrote, “The partial federal government shutdown has delayed criminal investigations and civil cases, Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor told The Associated Press. A wiretap in a criminal investigation could not be continued because of lack of funding, said Acting U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly. She said authorities also have not been able to review proposed reforms by East Haven police as part of a civil settlement of claims that officers engaged in a pattern of discrimination and abuse toward Latinos.  Daly also said the shutdown will result in delays in recovering money for crime victims. Criminal prosecutors are working without pay. Prosecutors handling civil court cases are asking judges to put them on hold during the two-week-old shutdown triggered by a budget standoff.”  [Associated Press, 10/14/13]

The Associated Press article also states that FBI agents are working without pay and that state cases are being impacted due to the shutdown.  Click here to read the full article: http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=szLvtuok

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