Committee Finds Communications Breakdowns Between Springfield Police, Community
After 10 months of fact-finding, an ad hoc committee finds residents in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts to be largely satisfied with the police department.
The Springfield City Council Police-Community Relations Committee’s report points to areas of concern about communication between the department and residents.
WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with committee member Matthew Forte, who prepared the summary report.
City Council President Orlando Ramos is expected to ask the 15-member committee to continue its work in 2018.
Mayor Domenic Sarno issued a statement thanking the committee for its report. Sarno, who did not assign a representative to the committee, did not comment on whether he would implement any of the recommendations.