"Trumbull Police Union Endorses State Representative David Rutigliano”
By The Men and Women of the Trumbull Police Union:
The Trumbull Police Union, as an organization, has prided itself on remaining
neutral in matters of politics. We have held this position because we, in good faith, have trusted elected officials on both sides of the aisle to pursue legislation that focuses on law & order, public safety, and supports victims of crime whom we serve & protect in our municipality.
This year, we are breaking with the tradition of political neutrality. We are endorsing State Representative David Rutigliano of the 123rd House District in this year’s state elections.
During the General Assembly's Special Session to discuss "police accountability" (HB 6004), Dave pushed for common sense reforms. However, the opposite party chose to use this opportunity to force changes that took law enforcement tools away, changed Supreme Court rulings, increased police liability, and increased municipal costs. As written, the final bill puts our police officers at risk, makes it harder to recruit and retain police officers, has the potential to cost millions of dollars to police officers and municipalities, it also endangers the communities that the legislation claims it's trying to protect.
Dave reacted by listening to our concerns and proposing amendments in the House of Representatives during debate on the Police Accountability Bill. Unfortunately, Democrat legislative leaders helped defeat these common sense amendments that could have fix the bill by. The majority party claimed the bill needed to pass without any amendments. Representative Rutigliano resisted the radical changes and we appreciate his honest effort to make common sense reforms.
We need more elected officials like Dave who has a genuine commitment to represent citizens’ public safety, well-being, and works to find compromises on both sides of an issue in order to make an informed decision.
Integrity is within the individual. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, we believe the person we vote for should have integrity. Dave has proven to us his integrity to support law & order and public safety.
The men and women of the Trumbull Police Union are proud to serve the citizens & visitors of the Town of Trumbull and will always stand up for our community.
We humbly ask the public to support State Representative David Rutigliano.