Connecticut’s Counterterrorism and Intelligence unit is very busy these days assessing the risk of armed protests this weekend at the Connecticut State Capitol.
“It’s the military, it’s the FBI, it’s the state and all their resources, it’s the division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. It’s local fusion centers like you have here in Hartford, like you have in New Haven and you have in Bridgeport. They all share information,” Brian Foley, a former Hartford police officer who works for the state Department of Emergency Management and Public Protection, said.
The fusion center, also known as the Connecticut Intelligence Center or CTIC, was created after 9/11 to help federal, state and local law enforcement share intelligence about potential threats. It’s used by law enforcement before any big demonstration.