Burlington Police Commission | WAMC

Burlington Police Commission

photo of Burlington Police logo on a podium
Photo - Pat Bradley/WAMC

Protesters in Burlington have been calling for the firing of police officers involved in use of force incidents and larger police reforms. The Burlington City Council’s Public Safety Committee and the Police Commission held a joint meeting Thursday evening to discuss some potential initiatives.

Burlington, VT police car
Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Burlington Police Department has released an arrest data report that shows racial disparities continuing. Black people were arrested in Vermont’s largest city nearly four times more often than white people last year.

photo of Burlington Police logo on a podium
Photo - Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Burlington Police Commission met twice this week to consider updated Use-of-Force directives for city police department.  No decision on the document was made.

Burlington Police car
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Police officials say Burlington officers did not discharge their weapons during a fatal drug bust that ended with the shooting death of the 56-year-old suspect, but they did take part in the raid.