Several police officers with checkered pasts are up for promotion in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dozens of people showed up Tuesday night for a meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, where a discussion of police promotion policies was on the agenda.
A police officer in Massachusetts who drew national attention for a Facebook post mocking the death of a woman run down by a car during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last summer has been fired.
There is widespread condemnation by elected officials in Springfield, Massachusetts over a social media post, attributed to a city cop, which mocked the dead and injured among the counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A narcotics detective in Springfield, Massachusetts has been suspended, but not fired, after he threatened to kill and plant drug evidence on two teenagers who had stolen an unmarked police car. His actions have jeopardized a number of drug cases.