The Vermont ACLU has sued the city over removing homeless people from two encampments.
The ACLU had said destroying belongings would be unconstitutional. Police considered renting a storage locker, but in the end residents asked the city to hold onto few items.
Police are expected to shutdown the homeless encampment in Burlington’s South End early next week.
The Vermont ACLU and Legal Aid warn Burlington’s efforts to cut down on problems downtown may be unconstitutional.
The case involves a Richmond man accused of drug possession.
The suit is being brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont on behalf of Joseph Montagno, who was evicted from his Church Street apartment last year.
The Burlington Police Department says it will no longer participate in a controversial Department of Defense program that allows local police acquire surplus military equipment. The Pentagon’s 1033 program has been used by the Vermont State Police to acquire 65 military rifles and an 18-ton armored vehicle. Local police departments have used the program to […]
A Burlington police officer who was cleared in shooting now faces an unrelated domestic assault charge.
Residents call for more commissioners, more community involvement after concerns over the process of hiring a new chief.
The 30-year-old policewoman is the fourth Vermont law enforcement officer to face drunken driving charges this year.
The widow of Wayne Brunette, who was fatally shot by a Burlington police officer in 2013, is suing the city, the police department and the officers involved for alleged excessive use of force and failure to train police in mental health issues.
After a 38-second video taken by a bystander went viral on YouTube, Burlington Police said they will conduct a review of the incident, which also involved use of pepper spray and a Taser.
Despite the skepticism voiced by law enforcement yesterday, there appears to be some political momentum behind the proposals.
The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that some restrictions on searches of electronic devices by police are warranted, in a move advocates hailed as a major legal victory for digital privacy.