Nicholas Baker, 34, is facing charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. He has not been charged with killing the man he claims attacked him Friday night.
Vermont State Police say before officers opened fire Tuesday night in West Brattleboro there was a short foot chase and Matthew Davis lunged at police trying to talk to him about the death of Mary Anderson.
A Brattleboro supporter of Black Lives Matter is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that prohibits disturbing the peace by “electronic communications.”
“My job is to try to work with all members in the community,” Police Chief Norma Hardy has told municipal leaders, “and that has become very hard.”
Municipal leaders are working to recruit a more diverse staff and review procedures for how crisis responders deal with people facing mental health issues.
The department — budgeted for 27 positions — only has 17 people working due to resignations and a dearth of qualified applicants.
This commentary is by Namaya, a poet, artist and peace activist who lives in Brattleboro. He was one of the prime organizers of the Brattleboro Community Police Review Board in […]
The town will consider the needs of local marginalized populations before spending more money to address law enforcement’s disproportionately high rate of stopping and searching minorities.
The town selectboard, having heard complaints from local marginalized populations, is debating how to address a report calling for changes with police and other crisis responders.
"If we’re going to admit and agree and acknowledge that racial bias and discrimination is alive and happening here, what will it take for us to be able to actually adequately address that?"
A new report calls for 'acknowledgement' and 'accountability' rather than large-scale defunding of an already understaffed department.
A more than 100-page report spurred by Black Lives Matter protests is expected to detail a local divide in views of law enforcement.
A coming report will note that, while local traffic stops have fallen in the past five years by almost 9%, those involving Black people were up 129% — even though contraband was less likely to be found.
Amid public clamor for a review of law enforcement in the era of Black Lives Matter, the five-member panel is reminding people it has scrutinized the local force for more than a decade.