Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Vows To Support Local Police Efforts To Curb Gun Violence By Paul Tuthill • Oct 21, 2020 Springfield Police Dept Listen Listening... / 3:32 With gun violence on the rise, the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts met with several big city police chiefs today to discuss how federal authorities can help. Springfield Officials Cite Progress On Police Reforms By Paul Tuthill • Sep 18, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:46 Springfield, Massachusetts officials are touting progress on police reforms following a federal investigation that found unconstitutional use-of-force by narcotics officers. Springfield City Councilors Question Police Dept Response To DOJ Report By Paul Tuthill • Aug 4, 2020 Listen Listening... / 3:29 Springfield City Councilors want to pick up the pace of police reforms in the wake of a scathing report from the U.S. Department of Justice. Springfield Police Begin Body Camera Training By Paul Tuthill • May 22, 2020 Getac Video Solutions Listen Listening... / 2:42 While still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, police in the largest city in western Massachusetts have started training to use body-worn cameras. City Councilors Question Springfield Police Commissioner About Reinstating Cops Facing Charges By Paul Tuthill • May 8, 2020 Listen Listening... / 3:28 The police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts continues to defend the reinstatement of five officers while criminal charges against them are still pending. Springfield City Council Postpones Final Vote On Face Technology Ban By Paul Tuthill • Feb 4, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:08 The issue of face surveillance technology continues to divide elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts. Debate Over Face Recognition Technology Causes Rift In Springfield By Paul Tuthill • Jan 31, 2020 Listen Listening... / 2:52 The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts could vote Monday to ban the government’s use of face surveillance technology. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports. Springfield Police Moving Closer To Getting Body Cameras By Paul Tuthill • Jan 28, 2020 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:20 The largest police department in western Massachusetts is taking steps to equip all its officers with body-worn cameras. Pledging To Get Respect For The Springfield Police, Cheryl Clapprood Is Sworn In As Commissioner By Paul Tuthill • Oct 8, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:52 A swearing in ceremony was held today for the leader of the largest police department in western Massachusetts. Springfield's Police Commissioner Sees Shortage Of Veteran Personnel As Her Biggest Challenge By Paul Tuthill • Sep 30, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 3:54 The word “acting” was recently removed from the job title of Cheryl Clapprood. The veteran cop is now the Police Commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts. Accused Heroin Distributor Was Out On Bail With Electronic Monitoring Device When Arrested Again By Paul Tuthill • Sep 23, 2019 WAMC Listen Listening... / 2:49 Authorities say they’ve broken up a drug trafficking organization that sold heroin and cocaine throughout western Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont.