Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Springfield Acts to Open Police Board
I posted here last week about a ruling from the Hampden County district attorney that a Springfield board created by the mayor to review citizen complaints against police is not covered by the open meeting law. Now, The Republican reports that the City Council is considering re-establishing the board through a municipal ordinance, which would have the effect of bringing the board under the open meeting law. For now, the council sent the proposal to a committee for study. It will take it up again when the committee reports back.