AG Barr announces results of DOJ probe into police department

The Springfield, Massachusetts, Police Department Narcotics Bureau was found to have a “pattern and practice of excessive force.”
1:41 | 07/09/20

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In turned. Pattern and practice investigations. Department is on one word has been investigating one previous treatment durations of them votes is that good enough and are you. Willing to use that to in new to. Well I mean I think the Obama administration at a comparable time had gone several. We have we here right now. Are issuing our findings in an in line. Springfield. Police department in Massachusetts it was chief sponsor we found in that case it would there was drug unity in the Springfield police department. Was engaged in yeah. Pattern practice using excessive force. I believe as I said. I'm not adverse to using pattern and practice now. In addition. An enforcement tool. Even. But. I also feel that there are there sometimes are the ways of getting it rather than through using court consent decrees sometimes you can work with the east department. In what ways. He threw contracts and other things too. Work with them to prove that particular problem you fine without necessarily bringing the courts into it. And that has been successfully think. Sometimes these consent decrees contract again for a long time. And you know become more of them checklist item purses. Sexually real change at the end of the day. If we think something has to be changed. Revenues would have for tool we think it is going to be successfully accomplishing.

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