ACLU Massachusetts is suing the city of Springfield. The lawsuit alleges the city is withholding information about Springfield Police Department policies and procedures, as well as demographic data about its interactions with the public.
After the suit was filed late last week, a lawyer for the city said the case was being reviewed. If the city owes the ALCU any documents, they will be made available.
Attorney Bill Newman is the Director of the ACLU Western Mass Legal Office. Newman discussed the case with Carrie Saldo.