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Friday, May 21, 2021

關於停職波士頓警察局長 Kim Janey、吳弭都有話要說

From Kim Janey:

I respect Judge Brieger’s decision to take more time before issuing a ruling in this case and appreciate her intent to rule as soon as possible. The people of Boston and the Boston Police Department deserve leadership that shares our goal of safety, healing, and justice. We look forward to the court’s ruling. 

From Michelle Wu:

Statement: Michelle Wu on Ongoing Developments with Regards to Police Commissioner Dennis White

Boston, MA— The following statement can be attributed to Boston City Councilor At-Large and Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu:


“The role of police commissioner is one of the most impactful positions in the city, and we need a leader who can build trust with our communities to deliver deep structural and cultural reforms. Given the information revealed from the recent investigation, Dennis White cannot lead this department. As Mayor, I will lead a comprehensive vetting process and national search to engage community in choosing a permanent police commissioner to shift to a public health-led approach, demilitarize our police, and rein in ballooning overtime costs. These changes must be embedded in the new police contracts, which the city is currently negotiating. The public deserves and needs an update on the state of those ongoing negotiations. 

With only a little over five months to go until a new administration, the new Mayor should launch a comprehensive, national search to fill this post upon taking office in November. The decision naming Boston’s next permanent police commissioner should wait until after the mayoral election, and the interim leadership should work with community to address the urgent issues at hand: planning for a healthy, safe summer; strengthening the newly formed Office of Police Accountability & Transparency; and setting a course for transparent contract negotiations to set the stage for the changes we need.”

 (updated post)


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