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Update: Read the ACLU’s statement on the legislature’s compromise bill on distracted driving, which was signed into law by Governor Baker in November 2019. Massachusetts has a documented history of wide-ranging racial disparities in how police conduct traffic stops. A 2004 statewide report showed … Continued

CO-OP Reports and recommendations 2008-2015

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CO-OP Cumulative Takeaways IA Recommendations All conclusions contained in an investigative report should be substantiated by facts obtained during the investigation. There should be a more serious and concerted attempt to follow-up with witnesses or complaining parties when there is … Continued

Massachusetts Racial and Gender Profiling Study

posted in: Proposed Reforms | 0 All law enforcement agencies, as a part of good professional police practices, should establish a system to collect and monitor data on all traffic stop activity.  Following national models for traffic stop data collection, a uniform set of data … Continued

St. Clair Commission Findings

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St. Clair Commission Report 1992 Flynn Administration Leadership Issues Transition To A New Police Commissioner To Lead The Boston Police Department Impose Requirement of Minimum Civil Service Rank For Command Staff Strategic Planning The New Commissioner Should Create A Centralized … Continued