VIOLENCE

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks to reporters in the lobby of the federal courthouse in Springfield on November 7, 2018.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

As we look back at the news of this week, Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield, Massachusetts, pushed back against criticism over his fundraising tactics. 

The state’s attorney investigating the fatal Wethersfield, Conn. police shooting said she wants to go back to the beginning of the traffic stop and understand why police pulled over 18-year-old Anthony Jose “Chulo” Vega Cruz.

Nearly two weeks since a Wethersfield police officer shot an 18-year-old driver after a traffic stop, the chief state’s attorney’s office released dashcam footage and surveillance video on Friday that show the incident that led to the man’s death.

Details are emerging out of the officer-involved shooting that wounded a passenger in a car pursued by Hamden and Yale University police this month in New Haven.

The shooting death of 18-year-old Anthony Jose "Chulo" Vega Cruz by a Wethersfield police officer prompted protesters to take to the streets of Hartford and Wethersfield Thursday night.

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