A special committee created to review policing policies after a series of use-of-force controversies earlier this year determined Tuesday night to look outside of Vermont for examples on how to make policy changes.
A Burlington Police officer involved in a use-of-force incident has been cleared of any charges after review of a deadly altercation that occurred earlier this year.
A special committee formed in response to a couple of controversial use-of-force incidents is now initiating demographic data collection on the Burlington Police Department’s ticketing record.
Various police and community leaders gathered in a campus hall at Vermont Law School on Wednesday evening to discuss the general lack of resources and other issues facing law enforcement in the Green Mountain State.
As climate change-related protests continue to take place with increasing regularity, law enforcement officials find themselves struggling over how best to maintain order and traffic flow amid mass disruptions.
Despite reports that a white nationalist group recently placed posters in a few cities and towns in Vermont, law enforcement officials haven’t seen or been able to identify any of the group’s supposed members.
A Burlington city councilor suggested at a recent city council meeting that Burlington police not carry guns while on routine patrol and in the performance of other routine duties.
The latest release of police body camera footage appears to benefit the officer who got into a physical confrontation with a local man who died days later.
While a new committee is being formed to review policies in response to accusations of police brutality, statistics from the Burlington Police Department show that very few police interactions involve a use of force, and only a handful of those require a review.
The chair of the Burlington Police Commission who will appoint two commissioners to a new committee on policing practices hasn’t ruled out any of the three African Americans put on the police commission earlier this week by city councilors.
As accusations of police brutality continue to grip the city, one Progressive city councilor says existing police policy is mostly solid as is, but he still supports a review by a special committee.