Keller @ Large: George Floyd Protests Show Public Pressure Is Key Factor In Police ReformBefore the Floyd murder sent protestors into the streets, a police reform bill in Massachusetts was stalled; afterwards, it wasn’t.
Baker Signs Police Reform Legislation; 'Massachusetts Will Have One Of The Best Laws In The Nation'Gov. Charlie Baker signed police reform legislation into law on Thursday after months of back-and-forth with Massachusetts lawmakers.
Keller @ Large: Top 4 Political Stories Of 2020 In MassachusettsThere’s no denying this was a monumental year for landmark news events, no more so than in the world of Massachusetts politics.
Gov. Baker Sends Police Accountability Bill Back To LawmakersMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker returned a police accountability bill to state lawmakers Thursday, asking for changes before he can sign the legislation.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Police Accountability BillThe bill would ban the use of chokeholds, limit the use of deadly force, and create a duty to intervene for police officers when witnessing another officer using force beyond what is necessary or reasonable under the circumstances.
Mass. Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Police Reform BillAfter months of negotiations, Massachusetts state lawmakers have reached an agreement on a major police reform bill.
'Legal Equalizer' App Helps People Know Their Rights, Safely Interact With Police: 'Accountability On All Sides For Everybody'The Founder and CEO of the Legal Equalizer app hopes that it will help to de-escalate situations between police and citizens by providing accountability on all sides.
Walsh Says He'll Back All Recommendations From Boston Police Reform Task ForceThe task force urges changes to be adopted within 180 days.
Black Leaders: Massachusetts Lawmakers Must OK Police Accountability BillMore than 50 Black leaders and organizations from across Massachusetts are pressing state lawmakers to act on a stalled police accountability bill.
Boston Police Reform Task Force Recommends Improved Diversity, Expanded Body Cam Use, Independent OversightA task force charged with looking into potential reforms within the Boston Police Department has released its recommendations.
Police, Supporters Rally Against Mass. Reform BillMembers of law enforcement, their families and friends rallied together for the men and women who protect our communities.
Mass. House Passes Police Reform BillAfter days of debate, the Massachusetts House passed its version of a police reform bill late Friday night.
Mixed Reaction As Mass. House Reveals Police Reform Bill The Massachusetts House released its own police reform bill that includes a police certification process, standardizes training across the state and makes officer discipline records more readily available to the public.
Massachusetts House Unveils Police Reform BillThe House bill would curb the use of qualified immunity, a controversial legal principle that can shield police officers from civil lawsuits in cases of misconduct.
Massachusetts Police Groups Slam Senate Reform PackageThe Massachusetts Senate passed a police reform bill after an hours-long session that concluded with a vote early Tuesday morning.