Monday, October 1, 2012

Outspoken Connecticut victim advocate says her job in jeopardy

HARTFORD — Connecticut Victim Advocate Michelle Cruz is fighting to keep her job after criticizing the early release of state prison inmates under a program backed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.

Cruz and Republican state legislators who support her are questioning the timing of a new search for candidates for her position that officially began three weeks after she called for a halt to the prison release program on Aug. 1. She cited the case of a convicted robber who was released early under the program and murdered a convenience store owner in Meriden.

Officials in Malloy’s Democratic administration, however, have criticized Cruz’s job performance during the past several years, and the last evaluation of her office in 2010 deemed it ineffective and contained adjectives including “antagonistic,” “combative” and “troubling.”

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