Gov. Phil Scott issued tough restrictions on multi-household gatherings a little over a week ago, but police say it’s unlikely that anyone in law enforcement will crack down on individuals and families violating the governor’s orders.
Should people arrested for committing violent crimes be sent to jail? Sarah George, Chittenden County State’s Attorney, doesn’t think so. Most violent perpetrators need mental health services instead, she said Friday.
The order calls for requiring body cameras for state police and mandates training for police officers on bias, racial profiling and de-escalation tactics. It also calls for improving records on police misconduct and creates a new unit within the state Department of Justice.
Police dogs in recent, separate incidents on both sides of Vermont helped apprehend out-of-staters with illegal drug connections who were fleeing human police, police say.
On Oct. 31, Vermonters are asked to again express support for their police state wide — from 10 a.m. to noon at various locations Vermonters will be displaying support for those who risk death and trauma to protect us from evil, whether they be Democrat or Republican.
Gov. Phil Scott allowed S.119 to pass without his signature, and at least one police chief says lawmakers didn’t listen to those on the front lines as they crafted new use-of-force policies for police.
Will Addison County choose a deputy sheriff, a former high bailiff, or a pro-legal marijuana lawyer to hold the office empowered to remove and then serve as the county sheriff?
The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced that more than 14,200 defendants have been charged with firearms-related crimes during fiscal year 2020.
Negotiations to move Vermont inmates from a Mississippi prison to to just across the Connecticut River from Bradford failed because the Haverhill, N.H., facility lacks necessary drug treatment programs.
“Every story we’ve been told for the past three months has been, at its core, a lie — all of them, from the first day.”
As the spotlight increasingly falls on police behavior and procedures nationwide in the aftermath of several high-profile deaths this year, New Hampshire departments have increasingly sought training in de-escalation techniques.