HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of Hartford is receiving a $500,000 federal grant to support its police department.

The grant is for ‘Smart Policing Initiatives,” and city leaders say it will help the Hartford Police Department’s investigatory response to non-fatal shooting incidents.

Mayor Luke Bronin, Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody, and the City Council scheduled a news conference for Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Hartford Public Safety Complex on High Street.

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs is providing the grant.

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