The police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts is vowing to press forward with reforms to the police department. But after a recent jury verdict in a police brutality lawsuit, some elected officials are growing impatient.
A posthumous promotion is being sought for an African-American member of the police department in Springfield, Massachusetts whom advocates say was denied the rank of captain because of his race. But, the city’s top cop warns it would open a “Pandora’s box.”
For the first time, a city in western Massachusetts will deploy special police officers. It is a unique public safety plan that required a special act of the state legislature and the approval of the governor.
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.
Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are calling for greater security measures at all-night businesses. This follows the unsolved murder earlier this year of a man at a 24-hour gas station in the city.
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.