State’s Attorney releases report on April 16 shooting

The State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven has filed criminal charges against a Hamden police officer for his actions in the April 16 shooting incident in New Haven that also involved a Yale police officer. 

New Haven resident Stephanie Washington was shot during the incident. Yale police officer Terrance Pollock was also shot. No charges were filed against Pollock by the State's Attorney.

The university appreciates the work of the State’s Attorney in this case and recognizes the gravity of the issues this tragic incident has raised,” said Janet Lindner, vice president for human resources and administration, in an email to the Yale community today. The university will review the State’s Attorney’s report, which outlines his conclusions regarding the actions of both police officers during the incident.

This information will be used as part of the university’s internal affairs investigation of Pollock’s conduct, said Lindner. The Yale investigation is being led by Chase Rogers, the former chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. “With the results of the State’s Attorney’s criminal investigation in hand, the university’s investigation will conclude as promptly as possible,” said Lindner. “Officer Pollock will remain on leave through the duration of the internal investigation.”

In June, the university announced that it had engaged 21CP Solutions — experts in police practices and community policing — to conduct a review that includes outreach to students, staff, faculty, police, and other community members. Based on their findings, they will make recommendations on how Yale can improve police services through better policies, procedures and training, and by strengthening trust and partnerships on and off campus.

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