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Williamstown Select Board To Hold Listening Sessions Wednesday

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Josh Landes
The municipal offices of Williamstown, Massachusetts.

After the newest scandal to rock the Williamstown, Massachusetts police department, the town’s select board is holding two virtual listening sessions Wednesday. 

As WAMC first reported last week, residents are reeling from the revelation that town police officers illegally searched the records of those calling for reforms after last summer’s bombshell lawsuit alleging racism and sexism in the department.

Alexander Davis of the progressive citizens group Greylock Together says it sent the select board a letter with more than 80 signatures. It wants the current investigation into the Williamstown PD from the lawsuit expanded to cover the new misconduct concerns.

“We think it’s, in order of magnitude, worse than so much of what we’ve seen already,” he told WAMC.

The listening sessions are at noon and 5 p.m.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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