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The new fiscal year for Massachusetts municipalities started today, and Springfield has a new budget – minus some money for its police department. 

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       With a national debate raging over policing, some elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts say now is not the time to spend money for a police department shooting range.

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       A virtual roundtable was held Monday evening on policing and race in the largest city in western Massachusetts.  Some invited participants boycotted the discussion. 

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     After a week that saw massive marches, protest rallies, and vigils in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts following the death of George Floyd, elected officials are pledging policy changes.

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While still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, police in the largest city in western Massachusetts have started training to use body-worn cameras. 

The police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts continues to defend the reinstatement of five officers while criminal charges against them are still pending. 

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        One thing that has not shut down during the pandemic is crime in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

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    Police in the largest city in western Massachusetts will soon start wearing cameras as funds have now been approved to purchase the equipment.

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    A new distracted driving law takes effect this weekend in Massachusetts.

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    The largest police department in western Massachusetts is taking steps to equip all its officers with body-worn cameras. 

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            The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts tonight is considering banning the use of facial recognition technology. 

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    Officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are heatedly debating whether police should have access to a controversial technology.

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A swearing in ceremony was held today for the leader of the largest police department in western Massachusetts. 

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       The word “acting” was recently removed from the job title of Cheryl Clapprood.  The veteran cop is now the Police Commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

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Cheryl Clapprood has been named Springfield’s permanent police commissioner. Clapprood, who has been on the force for four decades, has been acting commissioner since February following the abrupt resignation of John Barbieri.

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     The police department in Springfield, Massachusetts is moving closer to becoming the first big city police department in the state to equip all its cops with body cameras.

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School resource officers in the largest city in western Massachusetts will now be required to receive training from a national organization.

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      The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is seeking bids from companies to supply the city’s troubled police department with a body-worn camera system.

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A new clash is brewing between the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts and the City Council over plans to strengthen civilian oversight of the troubled police department. 

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   As part of a reform push at the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts police department, more leadership has been added to the ranks. 

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   A proposal to enhance civilian oversight of the troubled police department in Springfield, Massachusetts has been endorsed by the head of a national organization that advocates for police accountability. 

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        The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is paying a sizable sum of money to settle a police brutality complaint as debate continues over increasing civilian oversight of the troubled police department. 

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The largest city in western Massachusetts is looking to crack down on an all too common urban nuisance – illegally operated dirt bikes. 

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   As the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department struggles to rebuild its reputation and restore public trust, the mayor and City Council remain divided on civilian oversight.

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     Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts are pledging a full and complete investigation into allegations of misconduct by a school resource officer. 

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    At a critical juncture in its history, the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department is increasing its supervisory ranks.

    Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts want to give more teeth to the civilian board that reviews complaints about the city’s troubled police department.

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   A consultant is suggesting changes in how the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department polices itself.  

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A statewide grand jury in Massachusetts Wednesday indicted 13 Springfield police officers and one former officer on charges stemming from a 2015 assault on four men.

      As a step to restore community trust, the acting commissioner of the troubled Springfield, Massachusetts police department is planning to pursue accreditation. 

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