HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut’s largest municipal police union threw its support Friday behind Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, even as their state police colleagues remain wary of endorsing the governor for another term.
The Connecticut Council of Police, AFSCME Council 15, which represents 3,000 municipal cops, issued a press release Friday endorsing Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. The union’s executive director, Jeff Matchett, cited low crime rates and stronger gun regulations, signed by Malloy.
“Gov. Malloy has stood side-by-side with first responders in some the deepest challenges our state has ever faced. From gun safety to disaster response, Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman have worked together with local police to ensure safety for local communities and officers,” he said.
As for the State Police: “We have done some endorsements for House and Senate races but, at this time, we’re remaining neutral on the gubernatorial candidates,” Connecticut State Police Union President Andrew Matthews said Friday.
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