Since 2012, Ken has managed the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3) on behalf of the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy at the University of Connecticut. This project works to implement the state of Connecticut’s Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling law. The Alvin W. Penn law requires law enforcement agencies to collect information on traffic stops and report that information to the state. Ken is responsible for coordinating data collection and submission from 107 law enforcement agencies. He has co-authored nine statewide reports analyzing municipal and state police data for evidence of discrimination. He has also conducted investigations of significant racial and ethnic disparities identified in more than 30 municipal police departments throughout Connecticut.
In addition to his work overseeing the state’s racial profiling program, Ken has also been at the forefront of criminal justice policy reform in Connecticut for more than a decade. He served as a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Policing Task Force and co-chaired their Data Subcommittee. He provided staffing and research support to the Connecticut Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force. Ken also serves as a member of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council Social Justice Committee. Since 2015, Ken has managed the Connecticut law that requires the collection and analysis of incidents involving electronic defense weapons. In 2019, Ken began managing Connecticut's law requiring the collection and analysis of all use-of-force incidents.
Ken’s work extends beyond the state of Connecticut. He also managed the Rhode Island Comprehensive Community-Police Relationship Act study project. He has co-authored four statewide reports analyzing municipal and state police data for evidence of discrimination in Rhode Island. He has conducted investigations of significant racial and ethnic disparities identified in 12 municipal police departments in Rhode Island. Ken has consulted with numerous states including California, and Oregon on the implementation of their statewide traffic stop data collection programs. This includes helping states design electronic data collection systems, developing analytical tools for identifying racial disparities in traffic stop data, and implementing training programs to address implicit bias in policing.