Massachusetts lawmakers passed police reform legislation that still needs the governor’s approval. Lawmakers in favor of reform says it will make police more accountable. But many police officers say the legislation has been rushed and will hurt law enforcement rather than help the public.
Local legislators have joined Connecting Point to share their thoughts on the bill. Now, we ask local law enforcement what they think about the legislation.
Manny Rivera is the President of the Holyoke Patrolmen’s Union. Rivera and Sgt. Jim Bartolomei joined Carolee McGrath to share their concerns about components of the bill.