People speaking at a meeting of the Brattleboro safety committee wonder why the police budget is going up.
"A training line item on the police budget is proposed by town staff to increase by 48 percent from the last fiscal year. Elwell said the department intends to invest in sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion; cultural humility; and continued development of de-escalation skills. Committee member Lana Dever suggested the money could be more useful elsewhere “because we’ve already seen across the country, sensitivity training and trainings like that, they don’t do a thing. It’s just window dressing.”"
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